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Our research shows that learning to code will benefit children, but not all teachers feel confident about introducing coding to the curriculum

Our research, carried out for Tablets for Schools in March, shows that Head Teachers appreciate that learning to code will equip pupils for the jobs of the future.
“We are living in a world where we are educating children for jobs that might not yet exist, so they need the skills of being able to critically analyse processes.”.
Coding and computer programming is to become a mandatory part of the curriculum in England in September, 2014. But teachers in our research expressed some doubt about how well equipped schools are to teach coding, especially Primary Schools which do not have the specialist expertise required. Findings can be read here.

Internet Safety

This month FK&Y has carried out focus groups and over 3,500 interviews with 11-17 year olds about use of the Internet and Safety on behalf of Tablets for Schools. Results will be published on Safer Internet Day, 11 February.

Happy New Year

Family Kids and Youth wishes all its clients, colleagues and suppliers a very happy and successful new year

Tablets for Schools Conference

FK&Y presented its latest Tablet research findings at the Tablets for Schools Conference today. Other keynote speakers included the Rt.Hon David Blunkett; Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise, Matthew Hancock; Professor Colleen McLaughlin and Professor David Buckingham.

MRS Kids’ Conference

The MRS kids’ conference today saw Barbie Clarke appearing on the keynote panel alongside Richard Ellis from Disney and Alison Preston from Ofcom. Ably chaired by Greg Childs, Director of the Children’s Media Foundation the panel discussed technology and family dynamics. Barbie also ran the discussion panel on Freemium Apps with speakers Maria Southgate from the OFT, Marc Goodchild from the Children’s Media Foundation and Dr Lynn Whitaker, University of Glasgow.

The Times Newspaper report on FK&Y research

FK&Y carried out focus groups and online research with teachers, parents and pupils in schools using one-to-one Tablets on behalf of Tablets for Schools. Full reports can be downloaded on the Tablets for Schools website.

T4S The Times Article 16.11.13
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