4. Thinking Facebook is Google
To many parents, the Internet is one singular entity that does whatever they want it to. They'll try to use Facebook as a search engine. They'll treat Twitter like a blog, tweeting endlessly about one topic. They'll expect Google to behave like a personal assistant. Technology will forever scare many of your parents, especially those few stubborn dads who still carry around a flip-phone and loudly insist that they, "just need to make calls, damn it!" whenever you suggest they finally use that upgrade on an iPhone. Sure, it would be easy for them to learn what each website actually does, but it is even easier just to ignore the realities of the Internet and do whatever they want.