Every day we as a society become more dependent on computer technology to run our lives. Think about it less than 5 years ago it was un-heard of to access your email and websites from your personal phone. Our kids will rely on this technology more so then we will ever think. Therefore it has never been more important to help your kids develop their computer experience. This will help them to become better prepared to enter the work force.
There are many technology based opportunities available, just look at this page for an example. The developers have created a special VPN system which bypasses the various filters employed by companies like the BBC – http://www.theninjaproxy.org/security/bbc-block-vpn-connection-services/
However, please keep in mind your child may not be interested in learning a computer language or working on computers. Therefore you can then teach them other basic skills like PowerPoint, excel, and office. This will help prepare them for whatever job they decide to take. If you are still uncertain as to the importance of computers in the workplace here are a few careers that are currently transitioning into a more computer related workspace.
Interior Designer – Designers are now using architecture and design software to help clients understand visual conceptions.
Healthcare Offices – A lot of people within hospitals and medical practices are now working with electronic medical record technology.
Marketer – Traditional marketing is disappearing and people are using the internet to conduct product research.