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Here's a thing... 
A study suggests screen time may improve teenagers' wellbeing - up to a point.
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Why is there a lower proportion of female programmers than there was 25 years ago?
Can a new AI system mean more women are recruited into IT?
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I'm surprised by the number of people who give their young children unsupervised and unfiltered access to the internet and allow underage children to use Facebook. Lots of primary-age children seem to have unrestricted access to YouTube, and remember that if you let your eight-year old say that they're 13 to open a Facebook account, when they get to 13, Facebook will think that they're 18.
Youngsters are being left to fend for themselves on the internet, says England's children's commissioner.
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I've repaired a number of things over the Christmas holiday, including toys, a door-bell and hi-fi equipment, and I also repaired my 18-year old washing machine a number of times before I finally replaced it last year, but the modern way is to just replace things. 
Jonty Bloom looks at why so many products these days are so short-lived.
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The European Court of Justice says that the government can't collect our data for no reason - our students probably could have told them that. 
The EU Court rules against the UK government over communications data retention.
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If Santa's bringing an internet-enabled device this Christmas, then parents should have a look at this site
Help maximise online security controls for your family with our step-by-step guide to parental controls. Internet Matters offer advice on how to set up restrictions and filters
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Here's an unusual e-safety issue - people are potentially harmed trying to protect us. 
Two former employees on Microsoft's Online Safety Team are suing the firm, saying it did not do enough to protect their psychological wellbeing.
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Here's an interesting discussion point - are all technological developments for the benefit of the user? Audiophiles think that FM radio sounds better than DAB and FM radio also carries RDS traffic announcements whereas DAB doesn't, for example. 
Norway will begin switching off FM radio next week in a move not entirely welcomed by citizens.
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The most interesting thing in this article is that sales of music downloads have almost halved in the last four years 
Sales of vinyl topped three million in 2016, the highest total since 1991, music industry figures reveal.
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Here's something to remember for next Autumn's e-safety lessons
Spending too long on social media is likely to cause envy and dissatisfaction, suggests a study.
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Fancy adding something a bit more elaborate to your set of "Computing Unplugged" resources?
Programming book reviews, programming tutorials,programming news, C#, Ruby, Python,C, C++, PHP, Visual Basic, Computer book reviews, computer history, programming history, joomla, theory, spreadsheets and more.
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Your Computing lessons will most likely be observed by someone who knows little about Computing (or evidence-based practice). You might like to show them this. 
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Supporting students and teachers of Computing and ICT since 2001.  This site was created to support A level students with their Access coursework, but has seen been expanded to cover other areas of the ICT curriculum.  It has been further expanded, with interactive examples, to cover the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum in Computing for England.