Do your Parents know how to use a Computer?

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Posted by mrduckbears3 (104 posts) 8 months, 10 hours ago

Poll: Do your Parents know how to use a Computer? (20 votes)

Yes, both of them do. 35%
Only my Dad, but not my Mom... 30%
Only my Mom, but not my Dad... 10%
No, neither of them know or knew how :/ 25%

you know what they say, old people still at this day and age still don't know how to use a computer properly..at least not for another 20-30 years when most should know how unless they've never seen a computer before but using a computer is something everyone should be familiar with nowadays. but was your parents lucky enough to know how to use one?

#1 Edited by Trail_Mix (2021 posts) -

Yes, my mother, considering her job involves using one everyday. In some cases she's more knowledgeable about computers than me.

As for my father, he's as computer illiterate as one can get.

#2 Posted by thegerg (14915 posts) -

yes

#3 Posted by Behardy24 (3287 posts) -

My mom is pretty bad with a PC. She's better with a iPad.

#4 Edited by konvikt_17 (22175 posts) -

My dad is great with them. if anyone in our family has problems, they go to him.

my mom, i just recently got her to stop using IE...

#5 Edited by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

My step dad is pretty solid.

My mom can't use anything outside of microsoft office, and various financial programs.

#6 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

Nope. Neither of my parents do.

#7 Posted by Sword-Demon (6970 posts) -

My mom is alright with them.

My dad knows how to play Pinball and Minesweeper and how to find porn.

#8 Posted by hippiesanta (9817 posts) -

My dad ... hell no... he's from the 60's

My mom .... just recently learn computer... because of facebook...... and annoys me when she start searching and spying her children's facebook

My dad knows how to play Pinball and Minesweeper and how to find porn.

should tell your mom stop eating carb

#9 Posted by Gaming-Planet (13998 posts) -

They know the basics, which is fine by me. If they ever needed some help, I'm their free service.

#10 Edited by johnd13 (8020 posts) -

They know the basics, which is fine by me. If they ever needed some help, I'm their free service.

Same. They can surf the internet, use word processors, check their emails, stuff like that. A couple of years ago my grandparents started using a computer as well - they wanted to introduce themselves to this thing we call the interwebz.

#11 Posted by themajormayor (25712 posts) -

More than most people since they're working in IT

#12 Posted by jasean79 (2364 posts) -

My Dad is a computer consultant, so....yeah definitely.

My mom can do basic functions, like check email, facebook, etc.

#13 Posted by Master_Live (14244 posts) -

Mom recently got a laptop for doing some Excel work and started using the internet for news. Then Facebook came. Now she spends quite a lot of time on the internet with Facebook, news and some banking.

Dad recently got a smartphone and I helped him with some apps but he is still lagging behind.

#14 Posted by ShepardCommandr (2461 posts) -

Yeah just not mine.Nobody touches my stuff.

#15 Posted by angeldeb82 (1029 posts) -

My parents sometimes do know how to use a computer.

#16 Edited by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

Yes they do. We had computers all the back to green and yellow screen and cassette days.

#17 Edited by scoots9 (3193 posts) -

My mom knows how to get around well enough and my dad is a software engineer.

#18 Posted by comp_atkins (31284 posts) -

dad more than mom but they're both literate.

#19 Posted by Trender_man (137 posts) -

only to the extent that they don't know internet porn exist

#20 Edited by Flubbbs (2996 posts) -

my dad did but my mom is terrible with technology.. she seriously doesn't even know how to turn one on

#21 Posted by sukraj (22301 posts) -

No neither of them know how to use a computer.