Email Tips - Internet Use - Training - Videogames - Google - Crap App

THINK BEFORE YOU EMAIL

  • Keep it brief , the more you write, the harder it is to check you haven’t said something you will regret.
  • Do not write emails when you are angry or emotional. Leave it for a time before writing, if at all.
  • Do not write emails when you have been drinking.
  • Do not include personal, intolerant, or insensitive statements in corporate email

INTERNET USE BY CHILDREN OVER THE HOLIDAYS 

  • I get calls from parents saying “what can I do as the children are on the internet all day “ 
  • There are routers available which can be configured to stop selected devices going on the internet at selected times during the day - The Gateway Max From Telstra 
  • Take the router with you when you leave the house if it becomes an issue
  • Open DNS – a free and a paid service that can restrict what your children can visit on the internet 

Remember

  • If you have young children - have the computer for the home in a common area of the home so you can monitor its usage
  • Its about having that conversation with your children about the internet and its dangers and setting boundaries about what happens in your own home

VIDEOGAMES

  • Be aware that many children will put pressure on parents to buy an age inappropriate games for Christmas 
  • Do some research , age restrictions are there for a reason 

LEARN SOMETHING THIS CHRISTMAS BREAK

  • Not on social media or have a Facebook account and not really sure how they work , then spend some time this holiday break learning how to use them.
  • Sharpen up your office skills , Microsoft offer Online Office Training,
  • ForwardIt to improve up your computer skills
http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/training/

BE PREPARED FOR CHRISTMAS DAY 

Use Google if you 

  • Don’t know how to work any piece of technology 
  • Don’t know how to put something together 
  • Are buying a piece of technology – look for the reviews

CRAP APP OF THE WEEK

Super Mega Worm Vs Santa 2 - $1.29 

A christmas game for hardly anyone in the family