A fifth of teenagers have accessed inappropriate content online that disturbed them, according to ‘Digital Divide,’ a new study conducted in Ireland by McAfee, the world’s largest dedicated security company. The study also found that while Irish parents believe their children are doing enough to
On the very first episode of the (audio) Redcert podcast I was joined by Dermot Daly of Tapadoo and co-founder of Úll and Aidan Haughey the founder of ZappLab.net - we chatted about apps, making them and using them, for a living.
These kids typically hated school and resisted learning. They ridiculed the "brains" and the "nerds" in class for being too smart and too studious. They lauded the "troublemakers" and the "loudmouths", even if their antics ended up making more work for everyone else.
It’s no surprise to read in McAfee’s Digital Divide survey that teenagers are hoodwinking their parents, that’s unlikely to stop any time soon. The difference for teenagers now though, is the internet never forgets.
Do you think Digital Civics should be taught in our schools? A full or half year course for 12-15 year olds that educates students how to be safe and sensible online, and how to understand the impact of their actions on the digital lives?