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  • Many kids are already familiar with technology through exposure to mobile devices
  • Many kids are already familiar with technology through exposure to mobile devices
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Raising the next Mark Zuckerberg

Parents are increasingly anxious to equip their kids with the tools they need to adapt to a technology-centric world. How? By teaching them the basics of software programming.

Location North America / Northern Europe

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We live in a world dominated by software. Our smartphones have become extensions of ourselves, featuring apps that let us replace everything from face-to-face meetings to the old-fashioned map with convenience-driven apps. Meanwhile, Netflix is replacing television, the internet is the new place to complain about poor customer service, and mundane household fixtures – whether lightbulbs or thermostats – are connecting to the cloud.

This is just the beginning. "The next generation’s world will be even more online and digital," predicts parent and computer science professor Dan Crow. "Soon, your medical care will be delivered over the web ...

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