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Kids can't use computers... and this is why it should worry you - Coding 2 Learn

Kids can't use computers... and this is why it should worry you - Coding 2 Learn
TL;DR? Why not just go watch another five second video of a kitten with its head in a toilet roll, or a 140 character description of a meal your friend just stuffed in their mouth. “nom nom”. This blog post is not for you. The phone rang through to my workroom. It was one of the school receptionists explaining that there was a visitor downstairs that needed to get on the school’s WiFi network. iPad in hand I trotted on down to the reception to see a young twenty-something sitting on a chair with a MacBook on her knee. I smiled and introduced myself as I sat down beside her. ‘I’ll need to be quick. She reevaluated her categorisation of me. I looked at the MacBook. I handed back the MacBook and the woman opened up Safari. I’ve heard this sentence so many times now from students and staff, that I have a stock reaction. I decided that the young woman would probably not appreciate the sarcasm, and took the MacBook off her so I could add in the county’s proxy server settings. Parents Schools

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