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If you sometimes feel tired answering basic computer questions frequently asked by your mom and dad (and maybe your grandma), then you’ll love this new site called Teach Parents Tech. Created by Google, this one-page site helps you send basic how-to videos in one email so that your parents can learn by watching. You can choose from over 50 how-to videos that are placed under categories such as the basics, the worldwide web, communication, media and finding information.

tech support for dummies

tech support for dummies

As you can see in the screenshots above, you can fill in the details, select the videos you want to include and then share it via email (or via social sites). The resulting email is neatly organized, no matter how many videos you choose.


  • Tech support for dummies.
  • Send how-to videos to your parents to help them understand computers.
  • No registration needed.
  • Select from over 50 videos in different categories.

Check out Teach Parents Tech @


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  1. Mike
    January 31, 2011 at 6:46 am

    I teach computer classes at a local senior center. I would not recommend the Teach Parents Tech site. I gave up after watching five basic videos. The information was incomplete, confusing, and mostly just promoted Google products. As a advertisement for Google it works well. As a teaching tool for computer novices it fails completely. For example, watch the video for how to take a screen shot. First of all, it only applied to Macs, and they didn't have a PC version of the instructions. Second, it only showed how to take the screen shot, and not how to save it and/or send it to someone. What's the point in "taking" a screen shot if you're not going to at least save it somewhere? I'm still looking for a good site for basic computer instructions if anyone has suggestions.

  2. Linda Martin-Peoples
    January 31, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Absolutely love this!