Google launches new site to teach technology to parents

Site was born from the need to help kids teach their parents about computer basics

Google on Monday launched TeachParentsTech.org, a new website to assist those who need help in how to use computers and internet.

The site was born from the need to help kids teach their parents about computer basics, Google executive Jason Toff said in a blog post.

The site features instructional videos on how to perform simple tasks such as changing text size to the more complicated transferring of files between devices.

It lets users select from more than 50 basic how-to videos designed for those who need help with tech tasks such as how to copy and paste text or how to share a big file, Toff added.

Those who want to teach others can even select various formatted videos and pass them to the recipient via Facebook, Twitter or Google Buzz.

Google said it had served 11,040 parents since its launch on Monday.