21 Times Parents Failed At The Modern World

Facepalm after faceplam.

1. When something just “happens” and they don’t bother to change it; they just make do.

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2. When they fail to understand that a lot of technology is just basic logic.

3. When they try troubleshooting issues on their own.

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4. And just can’t figure out where they went wrong.

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5. When they learn about Google for the first time.

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6. And then never remember its basic principle.

7. When they decide that you know better than the internet.

8. Because you control everything, of course.

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9. When they take everything far too literally.

10. And their naivety gets them in a pickle.

11. When they’re trying to be on your level.

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12. When you really need them to not use Internet Explorer.

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13. Like really.

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14. When they know how to do something but not how to do it appropriately.

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15. When something is so above their head they think it requires a genius.

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16. When they’ve clearly misunderstood something but are convinced they know better than you.

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17. When they can’t figure out why their computer is so slow.

18. When they don’t understand the concept of spam.

19. When they can’t seem to find the email you sent them.

20. When they are convinced technology exists just to trick them.

21. When they don’t understand that technology is designed to make their life easier, not harder.

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Remee Patel is a senior editor for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
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