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Aidan Threadgold
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Aidan Threadgold

Software/app development South East, UK
I'm an 18 year old entrepreneur and currently Director at Nous Education (UK) - a company I co-founded. I'm passionate about listening to what both young people and teachers have to say, so that together we can improve the educational tools available to teachers and the student's quality of education. I'm the main programmer for KidsOkOnline LTD's world famous site www.SuperClubsPLUS.com - a community created by young people and for young people, to help you safely enjoy Digital Media.

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Director of Nous Education
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Nous Education LTD ( nouseducation.co.uk )

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  • Questions 3
  • Answers 16
  • Followers 13
  • Follows 19
  • Votes given 84
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21Nov

_If you’re going skateboarding, you get dressed up with all the protective gear. So why not get protected when you go online. __Here are ...

22Jul
Is it worth paying for premium Spotify?

Absolutely - especially if you're constantly buying music, it might work out cheaper for you in the long run!

22Jul
can technology teach children to say please and thank you?

SHOULD technology teach children to say please and thank you? - No. Parents shouldn't 'outsource' such basic things to technology - for generations ...

20Jul

It's what the holidays are FOR! I've literally been waiting YEARS for my kids to start sleeping in during the holidays, and this summer is the first ...

20Jul
What do you think about the project AppsforGood ?

Having taken part in this myself (as a student) nearly two years ago, I think it's great! It gives students a great insight into the planning and ...

28Jun

Never use their real name of course...and refrain from talking about them if you can, the same as you would about your partner. If you have an issue ...

28Jun

Like many parents, I regularly post on Facebook about the funny things my kids say or do. They’re an endless source of comedy gold and ‘Facebooking’ ...

23Jun

It's been a very special seven days for Quib.ly this past week. I mean, obviously every week is pretty special, but this one especially so: we asked ...

23Jun

Hi Kristin – Thanks for asking and for using the Q threads to send a question directly to the team. I’d encourage all users to do so. We do want to ...

12Jun

FaceBook raises so many questions for parents especially for parents of young people at the FB cusp 'coming of age'. If you use FB yourself it will ...

29May

Our parents wanted us to do as well as they did - go to [university](http://quib.ly/tags/university), get a steady job, put down a payment on a ...

29May

I guess it depends on your definition of "traditional goals." In my view, "traditional goals" are to find your passion, figure out how to get there, ...

14May

The joke in our house growing up was how my mother could never use the remote control, microwave, or the DVD player whereas it just seemed ...

08May

I agree with Roberto that it is vital that parents and teachers are working towards the same educational goals for their children. To take his point ...

07May

Lies will never be extinct but the sort of lies people tell will change. You tell lies because the truth isn't what you need it to be, whether that ...

07May

I’ve told a few fibs in my childhood – from white lies about who ate the last of the biscuits, to keeping schtum about my mate breaking a ...

19Apr
Do you think school days should be longer and holidays shorter?

Couldn't agree more!

19Apr

I'm not sure about this, especially when proposed by a man who gets a seven week holiday from parliament in the summer :) For parents there are ...

Q: Is it worth paying for premium Spotify?

A: Absolutely - especially if you're constantly buying music, it might work out cheaper for you in the long run!

3 years ago

Q: can technology teach children to say please and thank you?

A: SHOULD technology teach children to say please and thank you? - No. Parents shouldn't 'outsource' such basic things to technology - for generations ...

3 years ago

Q: What do you think about the project AppsforGood ?

A: Having taken part in this myself (as a student) nearly two years ago, I think it's great! It gives students a great insight into the planning and ...

3 years ago

Q: Can a 15 year old boy be given a cellphone to use?

A: I'm an 18 year old entrepreneur in the UK... I did a double take in astonishment when I came across this question. I don't think I have enough ...

4 years ago

Q: Should you let your child free on YouTube?

A: I agree with the comments posted, and don't think I can add much more regarding the videos on Youtube. Something that seems to have escaped peoples ...

4 years ago

Q: Is the internet a fundamental human necessity?

A: An interesting thought. It's a bit of both... Whilst I wouldn't say it is a "fundamental human necessity" it is a necessity in terms of the society ...

4 years ago

Q: Could HMV have better engaged the younger generation?

A: We live in an age where kids and teens first port of call is the internet, where they can search for what they want, buy it with a few clicks and ...

4 years ago

Q: Will teens embrace the new look MySpace?

A: Facebook caters for 'everything' whilst MySpace's purpose is music which is very much dominated by Spotify/iTunes and Youtube now. It has a stigma of ...

4 years ago

Q: Do you think most of today's school systems stress learning-for-exams much more than learning for the sake of learning ?

A: Too often than not teachers only teach what is in the syllabus, so that the kids can pass exams and the school looks good. A fair amount of my ...

4 years ago

Q: How do you keep kids learning when the snow shuts schools?

A: We only get snow (on a large scale) in England once - three times a year if we're lucky, and snow does bring out the child in most adults! Kids don't ...

4 years ago

Q: Can you set parental controls on the iPad?

A: Apple allows you to apply 'Restrictions' on all iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches. Just navigate to Settings -> General -> Restrictions, where you're ...

4 years ago

Q: Which is safer for a teenager, Facebook or Twitter?

A: I would consider them both to be as equally 'safe' as each other. Facebook is designed to connect you with friends and is more 'private'... where as ...

4 years ago

Q: Is the Facebook Timeline feature less safe than the previous design?

A: I suppose it depends on what you post on Facebook. I only use Facebook to chat to people and rarely post 'status updates' or photos (mostly because I ...

4 years ago

Q: Are there any safe social networking sites for tweens?

A: [www.gobesocial.co.uk](http://www.gobesocial.co.uk) (for 7-13 years old) is set to launch in January 2013 & has a number of 'safe' aspects, i.e. all ...

4 years ago

Q: Is it okay to let kids use Google Translate on their languages homework?

A: Many kids would use Google Translate because they don't know how to spell a word or how to write a phrase. Whilst it is okay for them to do this, it ...

4 years ago

Q: Should computer time be used a treat in the classroom, or as another tool like a pencil?

A: Primarily as a tool - computers are used so much now that many children won't see it as a treat, more a necessity or tool.

4 years ago

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