Terry Young

London Uk, United Kingdom

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Terry Young
Posted almost 3 years ago
Is technology actually GOOD for children?
It's here to stay, it's part of their generation. Parents have a huge role to play in guiding and educating their children about the pitfalls of the Internet. It's necessary to start children's education in this area ,much younger now than say 20 years ago. Parents should control access to computers and phones etc of their children, parents also have the responsibility to learn about these new technologies and social network sites in particular, otherwise they will be extremely baffled by how technology and social network sites work and what they offer - especially in terms of security. Without this knowledge the parents cannot possibly control and help their children. Parents need to in my opinion set conditions of use and rules for these devices and one I condition in particular should be that..at any time i (the parent) will want totally access to the phone or computer. If not, the device should be confiscated. This isn't just to snoop, but to offer protection from materials that may have been sent by third parties, which children have no control over. How young is to young? Only the parent can gauge that, children all have different mental maturity ages, age itself cannot be used as a guideline.
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Terry Young
Posted about 3 years ago
Have you ever been cyber stalked?
Are we saying that everybody on Twitter are stalkers? Social networks are designed to encourage people to follow others. Harassment , or abuse, very difficult to distinguish from debate, point of view or just discussion, we don't always hear the answers or replies we want. If one feels harassed or abused, it's only electronics move on I'd say, or as indicated by Anon Ymous (good name) you can always re-invent yourself. Accounts need to be protected by the web designers. This site has little or no security at all - nothing is verified. But, I don't think it was intended as another facebook or twitter, so maybe they don't feel the need. How many replies to this question are from real people? It is what it is, I'm afraid.
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Terry Young
Posted about 3 years ago
¿A qué edad empiezan las escuelas a enseñar las lenguas extranjeras en los países hispano-hablantes?
I was very fortunate at school - primary school, early sixties I have to say - to have a forward thinking teacher, start teaching us French, this was at abouit age 8 or 9. Not many teachers at primary schools taught languages at all in those days. I have children who in Higher Education, but they began languages at age 7 or 8. I have to stress that this has only become the norm in recent years . Another problem that we have is that certain schools are committed to teaching specific languages. I'm not in agreement with this policy, because I feel certain some languages are more useful than others. Mandarin Chinese today is very much on the up, but I doubt many schools offer this as a second language - other than private schools. French, German are the norm, with Spanish creeping in more and more. We still have a long way to go in the UK to attain the diversity and levels of learning languages as in countries like the Netherlands . Most school kids coming out of that country can fluently speak two or three languages !