GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 26

cyber-savvy grand 3 steps to get parents online 1. Sit together at the computer and show them all the cool stuff they’re missing out on. Do this before you let them know you intend to help them get online. Let them get hooked first. 2. Set up one Web site at a time for them and let them know in simple terms what you are doing. 3. For each Web site, let them try things one click at a time. Go slow. Be patient. Go through it twice: first for comprehension, second to create written step-by-step instructions. Action items • Help them choose a computer. I recommend an easy-to-use Macintosh laptop . • Set up a free gmail account . • Create accounts on Facebook  or other sites where the family posts stuff. • Create easy-to-remember login names and passwords, and write them down. • Bookmark all Web sites. Recommended Web sites Gmail.com , Facebook.com , MyFamily.com , StoryOfMyLife.com , ScrapBlog.com . More info On connecting with grandchildren online  About the author Shayne Packer: . Author’s blog:  . Share this article with your friends. Online and lovin’ it By Shayne PaCker Introduce your parents to the wonders of the Web “Who, me? You’ll never get me on a computer.” Do your parents ever say that? Are they intimidated by the Internet? Not willing to give today’s technology a try? Technophobia : the fear of technology. Why doesn’t everybody welcome new technology? Fear of the unknown? There is something you can do to help them. One problem is that many older people don’t know what they are missing—photos of the grandbabies, e-mails, family blogs, Facebook, text messages, video chats, sharing their life story. They are not enjoying all the new opportunities to communicate with their families. G E-mail GRAND with your technology questions at CyberSavvyGRAND@grandmagazine.com.GRAND OCTOBER Click and connect to more resources instantly where you see this symbol: 
http://www.apple.com/mac/ http://www.apple.com/mac/ http://mail.google.com http://facebook.com http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Technophobia http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Technophobia http://www.Gmail.com http://mail.google.com http://www.Facebook.com http://facebook.com http://www.MyFamily.com http://www.myfamily.com/?cj=1&o_xid=0003163733&o_lid=0003163733 http://www.StoryOfMyLife.com http://grandparentstlc.com/blog/go/GMStoryOfMyLife/ http://www.ScrapBlog.com http://grandparentstlc.com/blog/go/GMscrapblog/ http://grandparentstlc.com/blog/go/GMconnect/ http://grandparentstlc.com/blog/go/GMShayneStoryOfMyLife/ http://GrandparentsTLC.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - October 2009

GRAND Magazine - October 2009
Contents
GRAND Central
Crystal Gayle: A Glimmer of Crystal
Guide for New Grandparents
Cyber-Savvy GRAND
Ask GRAND
Together Time
A Halloween Read Aloud
First Person
GRAND Legal
Resources
GRAND Finale
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Intro
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - GRAND Magazine - October 2009
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Cover2
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 3
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 4
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 5
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Contents
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 7
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 8
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 9
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 10
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - GRAND Central
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 12
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 13
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 14
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 15
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 16
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 17
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Crystal Gayle: A Glimmer of Crystal
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 19
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 20
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 21
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Guide for New Grandparents
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 23
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 24
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 25
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Cyber-Savvy GRAND
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 27
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 28
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Ask GRAND
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Together Time
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 31
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 32
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - A Halloween Read Aloud
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - First Person
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 35
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 36
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 37
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 38
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - 39
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - GRAND Legal
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Resources
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - GRAND Finale
GRAND Magazine - October 2009 - Cover4
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