Giving kids Chromebooks in schools is like serving them candy for lunch. It’s something you’d do if you were either clueless or hated their guts.

What I’m trying to say is stop normalising surveillance in schools, you absolute muppets.

@selea @aral

Kids should learn to work with Linux and at least something about basic security and how digital stuff works!

Most kids don't have a clue how the device works that they're holding and using each day.. These days it should be somehwat of a "basic skill" instead of something "special or for nerds"


When I was in middle school, I went to a "Learn IT" class.
The only thing that they teached was Microsoft Office. Sure it was 20 years ago but I doubt anything has changed.
And as you say, they should learn the basic about how a computer works.


@selea @stux @aral 20 or so years ago I got kicked out of my IT class for exploiting a vulnerability which allowed me to change other people's passwords and logging in as them.

I am now an IT professional.

Stay in school kids.


@pswilde @selea @stux I’m not proud of this but seven-year-old me wrote and ran a quick simulation in BASIC that made it look like I was breaking into the FBI’s computer system complete with sound effects and everything (our BBC Micro was the only one in class that had a modem attached), until we got “caught” and were told to stay where we were as they were coming… it made my desk mate cry because he thought we were going to go to jail…

I try to use my talents more responsibly these days :)

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@aral Haha oh wonderful! :bloblaugh: :blobcatgiggle: Well done :clapping:

But these are the stories that stick behind in the end :flan_hacker: :blobcatgiggle:
@pswilde @selea

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