Is scoring high in the test a real reflectionary of how well our young people are doing? Do our students have more depth of knowledge?
Looking through this article makes me realise why I love living and working in the North East.
Please read this article and use the comments to discuss how organisations working with children and especially schools are working to help young people. Schools have safeguards on their networks to prevent access to unsuitable sites but once a child is ‘let loose” with their tech they can access anything. Schools work with parents but in my experience parents tend not to attend online sessions specifically aimed at them and often feedback from schools shows those who do attend are the parents who are, or will, take control of their child’s Internet use. Those parents who do not attend are the ones who are often oblivious to the challenges of Internet use.
After watching this video ask yourself this question.
What do we need to teach our young people so they can get a job and contribute to society?
This article can be an excellent talking point in a Computing lesson. It could be a way to illicit from young people how they would like the Internet technology to evolve and would also be an excellent starter to look both at online safety and cyber security
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Teaching our young people to think critually is a skill we have not yet mastered fully.