What is it?

In computers, an icon is a tiny picture or image that represents something else, such as a computer file, folder or program. Smartphones use icons to access apps.

How does it work?

An icon is used as a space saving representation which can then be clicked on to lead you to the original material.

Why is it useful?

Because icons save space they can help keep your computer screen from becoming too cluttered.

What do you need to keep in mind about your children and icons?

You can help your child learn the various icons on your computer by clicking on them together to see what they represent.


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