Grandparents Gone Wired
These days, studies still show that many in the 65+ age group are still not readily embracing or adopting new technologies. For the grandparents that are still a little tech-shy, Dosomething.org has an annual campaign that begins again this fall called Grandparents Gone Wired. The program is designed for teens to teach their grandparents about technology so they can better stay connected to family. Your teen can work one-on-one to encourage and teach Grandma and Grandpa how to sign up for Facebook, use email and Skype. The process of teaching them about technology will bond them. Plus, once they're comfortable, it will be a great way for them to stay in regular touch.