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Who caused your cyber attack? You.

The criminals of today are the same as those of 30 years ago – they just have better weapons. The scale of cyber crime is truly staggering: data breaches in the US exceeded 6 million records in the first half of 2016 alone.

Is “Little Miss Inventor” really empowering?

I’ve complained about gender inequality in STEM subjects (or rather, the shoddy attempts to combat it) before. This is the Mr Men/Little Miss empire’s attempt to empower young girls and make the STEM world appealing.

Stranger danger in the 21st Century

It’s a reflection of living in a virtual world that we spend so much time on the World Wide Web. We can conduct our whole lives on there, whether we’re shopping, socialising, gaming, job hunting – even dating.

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Articles About Education

How Barbie Stole My Computing Lessons

You cannot imagine my delight when I first laid eyes on LEGO’s new Ideas Women of NASA play set. It includes Margaret Hamilton, one of the foremost names in Computer Science. She was the lead Apollo flight software engineer, and someone whose story I would frequently pull out of the hat when preaching to students […]

Stranger danger in the 21st Century

It’s a reflection of living in a virtual world that we spend so much time on the World Wide Web. We can conduct our whole lives on there, whether we’re shopping, socialising, gaming, job hunting – even dating.

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Book Review: Rosie Revere, Engineer

Writer Andrea Beaty Illustrator David Roberts Publisher Abrams Ages 4+ Buy Rosie Revere Here – https://amzn.to/2RMPdbZ   Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she’s a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her great-great-aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions […]

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