Reading the news this morning, I saw yet another headline stating how our digital age is isolating and dividing people instead of uniting and drawing us closer. This often seems like an ugly side effect of our modern society.
A phishing scam is often presented as an email or text message that looks like it’s from a trusted company, but is sent by criminals, and designed to steal sensitive personal information or money. They take your personal details by making you click a certain link or open an attachment.
When seniors start using new technologies, it can lead to hilarious situations. I read this story the other day about a grandmother who was Skyping with her grandson Evan. At some point, her screen went black. Those who are tech-savvy know that laptops can go into sleep-mode after x-minutes of inactivity. Granny, however, didn’t and panicked: “Help! My screen is dying, what do I do Evan?” Evan, still being connected via Skype, replied: “No worries grandmother, just shake the m...”, at which point he seemed to be witnessing an earthquake of immense magnitude at the other side of the screen. Granny did get her screen back eventually. But instead of softly shaking the mouse (like one does when the laptop goes into sleep-mode), she had been shaking the entire laptop vigorously for almost an entire minute - frantic to get her grandson back on screen.
With summer vacation right around the corner and the looming idea of camp and summer activities, the initial thought many parents have right now is “what can I do to keep my children entertained and occupied?” A daunting question every parent faces as the school year winds down.
The month of February is coming to a close and I wanted to end Black History month with one final celebration of the successes of Black Americans in the United States.
Download and print these FOSI gift coupons for a quick and easy present this holiday season. Perfect for parents, grandparents, and siblings, the coupon booklet promotes tech education as well as quality time together- all while using technology!
50 Ways to Make the Last Month of Summer Fun - While Using Technology Together
For most parents, they are overwhelmed with all these new apps, livestreaming, sites and technology that seem to have no boundaries - and definitely never ending. It's time for parents to jump on board - there may never be a day you will master every app or how to Snap or Tweet or even Facebook Live, however you must be a parent that is interested in learning about all of it. Why? Because your kids are!
Eight prompts to bring perspective and purpose to our beliefs around tech. We can revisit this process as our families grow and change – as well as the technology.