You may well have noticed the fact that there are advertising campaigns on the TV at the moment that encourage us all to devote an hour to helping other people to get online. This really is an excellent idea and a way of helping people who are outright petrified of this medium to lose their inhibitions and realise that there really is nothing to be fearful of, but plenty to gain.
The people you choose to help will trust you and there are no better people to encourage them to use the internet. You will be patient with them and will certainly know best how much time and effort is needed to ensure that they are fully up to speed.
It is always a good idea to introduce them to some helpful, generic sites to start off with. One example may be the useful UK Net Guide which will show them what a boon using the internet will be over time. (more...)