How to explain computer virus to a five years old?

2023 Jan 24

A computer virus is a tiny program that can make a computer do things it’s not supposed to do, like making it run slow or deleting important files. It’s like a germ that can make you sick, but it’s for computers.

It’s similar to a real life virus that can make you sick and make you feel weak, computer virus can also make your computer weak and slow.

Just like how we wash our hands to prevent germs from spreading, we have to be careful about what we download and open on our computers to prevent computer viruses from spreading. It’s important to remind them not to open any email attachments or click on any links from people they don’t know, and to always ask an adult for help if they suspect their computer has a virus.