“I Suppose She’s On The Computer All Day!” 20 Things You Can Do On The Computer


Okay, so there’s a few things about this statement…

(Yes I’m calling it a statement. It is said as an assumption, not as a question, without time for a response!)

First… It’s none of your business. Our child… our child’s choices (with our guidance)

Secondly… No-one has the right to judge our families choices. We do not judge you or yours. DON’T JUDGE OURS.

Thirdly… Do you actually know what you can achieve on a computer? I’ll tell you


  1.  Research: About anything and everything. It’s all there, so much information. It’s not the same as when I was my daughter’s age and had to plow through a massive encyclopedia, or go to the library.      
  2. Keep in touch with friends and family.     
  3. Make new friends (not all of the people online are dangerous)     
  4. Arrange to meet up with family and friends.   
  5. Create your own website.   
  6. Create your own business.     
  7. Arrange a holiday.                                                                            
  8. Learn a language.   
  9. Edit: photos, images, etc.   
  10. Draw: there is so much software available for this.     
  11. Create Videos (you can even share them on YouTube).   
  12. Watch TV, films, music videos   
  13. Create a family tree and learn your family history.   
  14. Shopping: food or clothes or anything else.    
  15. Sell things: Ebay, Amazon, Etsy and more!   
  16. Create a blog!     
  17. Find out the weather forecast.   
  18. Keep up to date with the news.     
  19. Start a petition.     
  20. Raise money for charity.     

Remember the statement?

Fourth… Does that even matter? For all the reasons I have just given.


Fifth… No, actually she isn’t

She also:

  1. Spends time with friends.
  2. Looks after her pets.
  3. Goes Swimming.
  4. Draws (with an actual pencil and paper)
  5. Plans/designs for future projects
  6. Cooking/Baking
  7. Explores new places
  8. Eating: Yes! Sitting down for family meals. Sometimes we even go out for meals or picnics.
  9. Conversation: It  may surprise you, but we speak with each other – a lot. Much of the day is spent following lines of curiosity, wondering about the possibility of life and the universe, future plans, reflection, plus much more.
  10. If you’re very picky with details she also spends time sleeping, dressing, using the toilet, bathing, brushing teeth.

So… the assumption that “She spends all day on the computer”, is somewhat naive, physically impossible, lacking in awareness of our life and daily routine. Above all else it is rude and disrespectful.

All images from Pixabay



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