Your Essential Five-Point Checklist For Your Child's First PC


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A PC has many uses for you on a daily basis.

And so do your children.

They need a PC to be ready for the workplace of the future.

Once you pick the right PC for them, keep in mind this checklist and you’re good to go!

1) Come Up With Ground Rules

Ground rules such as setting strong passwords and sharing them with you, only accessing bookmarked websites and not using the PC for more than an hour or two a day will be welcomed by your child once you explain your reasoning to them.

2) A Little Bit Of Care Goes A Long Way

Tell your little ones how sensitive a PC and its accessories are by relating a story of you once dropped piping hot chai on the keyboard and how it needed repairing. By making it personal, your child will most likely remember taking care of the PC more.

3) Conquer Tricky PC Things Together

Even if you already know how to use a PC, your child will really enjoy the family time of picking up the basics together. Right from moving a mouse right to typing an entire sentence in one go, the little things picked up will matter.

4) Compile A List Of PC Resources

Take some time out to check PC resources recommended by teachers, other parents and ones with good reviews online. Next, bookmark them onto the browser your child will use and create shortcuts on the desktop accordingly.

5) Do Make Sure To Consider Entertainment  

You just cannot ignore entertainment. Whether it is the latest viral meme or a cute cat video, your child is going to want to check it out. To make sure your little ones don’t see anything that is not meant for them, plug in parental controls and keep the PC in a common area such as the living room.

The whole family can sit together to learn new things, do homework and read up on various topics. After all, a PC used right can unlock your child’s learning potential.

Dell Aarambh
  • Aarambh is a pan-India PC for Education initiative engineered to enhance learning using the power of technology; it is designed to help parents, teachers and children find firm footing in Digital India. This initiative seeks to connect parents, teachers and students and provide them the necessary training so that they can better utilise the PC for learning, both at school and at home.