Give Mum A Techie Break On Mother's Day
With Mother's Day just around the corner I thought this would be an opportune moment to bring up something I have been mulling over for some time.No, I am not going to try and sell you the latest gadgets – although in saying that, there are a plethora of wonderful gadgets and gizmos that Mum would love as a gift. What I am talking about is giving Mum a techie break. What is a techie break? Well, it goes something like this: over the past 10 years I have been doing my radio and television spots, there are a couple of things that seem to come up time and time again with Mums - 1) They want to know what their kids are up to on the Internet. And I'm not talking cyber safety here, I'm talking about genuine interest in what kids are doing. What interests and hobbies do the kids have online and of those which ones would like to try? They want to be involved with what kids are doing, but by their very nature, computers aren't conducive to inclusion, which means sometimes Mum gets left behind. So get Mum involved in the kids' online life on this day. 2) Help Mum with her technology! Kids these days have grown up on a diet of technology. They will never know what it was like NOT to have a DVD player, plasma TVs, mobile phone, iPod, GPS, laptop computer and a whole range of other gear. Kids grow up with this stuff and it's second nature to them on how stuff works. Not so, for some of our Mum's. Some they don't get the best benefits out of their iPods or mobile phones and hate asking for help because the kids are too busy. So kids, this Sunday, as well as giving Mum breakfast in bed, how about giving her the benefit of your wisdom when it comes to all things tech, and give her a helping hand? I am sure it will be an even better day with you spending some time, showing her how to get more involved in the wonderful world of technology.
About Charlie Brown
Charlie Brown is one of Australia's foremost commentators on consumer lifestyle technology. He publishes, produces and hosts CyberShack, is Channel 9's technology expert, and hosts Life & Technology and 2GB and NewsTalk 4BC.
Charlie is able to communicate, educate and inspire a huge audience, without confusing technological jargon.
Life & Technology is on the air Sunday mornings at 10am on 2GB and NewsTalk 4BC.