When using these tools, the parents do it especially in the interest of theirhousehold, to pay bills, to buy different things online, to find information concerningtheir job and to read the online
edition of the newspapers. Students use these toolsespecially for school activities, to find necessary information for their homework, tochat with friends on the Internet, to find different information and to play games. Inall of the families interviewed, the children are those who use these tools most of the time.There are times when parents and children use the computer at the same time,especially for playing games or chatting with their loved ones who live abroad. Theparents showed a lot of interest in collaborating with their children in order to learnmore about how to use the ICT tools. They also admitted that the time theirchildren spend alone in front of the computer or on the phone could be spenttogether as a family, doing different activities that could bring their familiestogether. Some parents prefer to know that their child is in the house in front of thecomputer than on the streets with the friends. They feel that they have a bettercontrol over their child’s activities.There is a serious gap between the students’ level of ICT knowledge and that of their parents. This gap appears because of the lack of time. Parents have little timeto spend in front of the computer or listen to music on the iPod or mp3 player, andthere are huge differences between children and parents when it comes to usingICT tools.