Cyberphobia also known as the fear of computers and most likely going to be one of those phobias that interrupt the quality of your life.
With today’s technological superhighway, and the computer’s ability to keep in touch with family member, even grandmothers and grandfathers are computer literate. As far as having a computer phobia not only can it affect how you seek out information, but it can also keep you separate from family.
There are many ways to try and overcome your fear of computers, and the first is to find out exactly what your afraid of. Many of those who are considered to be afraid of computers are actually afraid of the unknown. Also, one of the great fears with a computer is that you’re going to do something wrong.
If you’re actually afraid of the unknown, you may try going to a simple computer class. Make sure that the instructor knows that you’re afraid of computers so they take the time to teach you exactly what the computer is, how it works, and how you can get information from it. By taking a course you will be led step-by-step through your fear, and there’s a good chance at the end of the course, you won’t be so afraid.
The same can be said if you feel you’re afraid that you’re going to touch the wrong button. Many people misunderstand, and they think that they can crash or break a computer easily. In actuality, it is very difficult to crash a computer or break it. This is one of the things you will learn, if you take a computer course.
The fear of computers can be debilitating, not only can it affect your quality of life as far as how to find information, but it can also keep you separated from family and friends. If you have found that you have cyberphobia look around in your community Senior Center, your community activity center, and even your community job center and take a course in computers.