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Bonding with today’s tech-savvier kids

Thursday, February 15th, 2018 by

Back when I was in high school taking Information Technology as an elective in years 10 through 12, we covered topics that seem pretty tame by today’s standards – basic HTML, website design, Flash animation software and of course, the seemingly inescapable Microsoft Excel. If you go back even further to my mum’s day, “Computer Awareness” was only just becoming widespread in secondary schools and you probably had to take a college-level course to pick up the kind of computer skills that many of us take for granted today.

Fast forward to 2018 and Coding is now part of the NSW school curriculum… for kindergarteners. That’s right, no typo – kindy kids are learning coding! While that doesn’t mean these tots are smashing out lines of code on a computer, it does mean that they’re being introduced to the fundamentals of computational thinking at a very early age. That means stuff like problem solving, recognising sequences, and understanding cause and effect.

Even if they don’t wind up employed in the technology sector, these kinds of lessons can do wonders for a child’s analytical and numeracy skills. It also makes them more likely than any other generation before them to develop interests in technology, gadgets and gaming. While this is amazing, it can leave some parents (or grandparents) stumped for things to do with the kids that involve these interests.

Whether you’re a tech-head looking for some fresh ideas or tech just isn’t your thing, here are five fun and parent-friendly activities of the tech-y variety. Give one of these a whirl and not only will you and the little ones enjoy yourselves, you may just learn a thing or two along the way!

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Get clued in about remote access scams

Monday, January 8th, 2018 by

It goes without saying that there are more than a few sharks you can come across when surfing the web. Digital safety is a growing concern and it’s important to stay in the loop about the risks you may come across when using the ’net.

You may have seen our previous blog with tips on how to keep one eye open for the scammers. Now it’s time to talk about a different kind of scam which utilises a kind of software known as Remote Access.

In 2017 alone, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC)’s Scamwatch reported over $2 million lost to Remote Access scams and the amount lost each month has continued to rise.

To keep you in the know, we’ve put together all you need to know about what Remote Access is, how it’s being used in scams, and what to do if you suspect you’ve been targeted.

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Internode NBN accelerated

Monday, January 8th, 2018 by

We’ve got great news for our NBN™ customers – we’ve replaced our Silver nbn25 plans with Gold nbn50 at no extra cost!

Our brand new Gold plans are available across NBN™ FTTP, FTTB, FTTN & HFC technologies, with our most popular plan offering unlimited NBN™ data for just $79.99 a month on a no lock-in contract (min charge $159.94).

Go Gold today!

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