Any easy way to learn Internet?

Sun 11 Jan, 2009 11:19 pm
My Grandpa is 58 years old. He wants to learn internet. I don’t get enough time to teach him. He doesn’t want to join a coaching class. Any easy way?
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Robert Gentel
Sun 11 Jan, 2009 11:34 pm
This is what I would do:

1) Secure his computer. If he's using windows make a non-admin account for him, setup automatic updates and an updated anti-virus program.
2) Install Chrome or Firefox and make it his default browser.
3) Setup a Gmail or Yahoo email account for him.
4) Setup his desktop, quick launch and other shortcuts so that it's clear how to get to the internet.
5) Teach him to use his email account.
6) Set his home page to google, and teach him to search.
7) Show him how to use able2know so he can ask us for help when he needs it.

As long as the computer is secure and he knows not to give out his information to scammers and phishers, there's really no harm in learning as you go.
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Sun 11 Jan, 2009 11:47 pm
I am 58 years old. I manage to use the computer with a fair amount of ease, and go online frequently . . . despite my ancient decrepitude.
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Mon 12 Jan, 2009 12:00 am
Awwwww Setanta, you can't tell me you didn't use to think 58 was old Laughing

<geezer Razz >
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Mr Stillwater
Mon 12 Jan, 2009 12:46 am
Check out your local library - they will have some sort of hands-on program for 'seniors' (joking, people - just joking).
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