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Chris Puttick
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Chris Puttick

E-safety GB
Co-founder of TwoTen, the company that makes the Internet better for kids (the ones young enough not to mind being called that). Formerly senior IT management professional with 12+ years experience looking after schools ICT and protecting children online.

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CEO, chief assistant to the duck
Qualifications:
  • BSc (Hons) Management (entirely irrelevant)
  • MIMIS (mostly irrelevant)
  • eCRB holder (relevant-ish)
Working for:
TwoTen ( twoten.is )

Stats

  • Questions 0
  • Answers 31
  • Followers 11
  • Follows 2
  • Votes given 4
  • Votes received 47
Questions Answers Comments Votes
16Feb
Should schools like Eton encourage kids from poorer backgrounds?

On Eton (and all traditional public schools): (i) the clue is in the name; traditional public schools were the differentiator between those with ...

16Feb
Should schools like Eton encourage kids from poorer backgrounds?

@Simon Munk: I used to work with a group of schools in Manchester, including 2 secondary schools a few hundred metres apart, both on the fringes of ...

14Feb
Is my 2 year old daughter too young to learn how to use a computer?

There's a fe hardware options, at the cheapest an old laptop with a separate keyboard & mouse (to be replaced as they require...). In terms of ...

03Feb
How do I punish my 12 year old for turning off the Internet restrictions?

That's lots of questions! I'll pass on answering the punishment question as such and answer the others and see where that gets us. Trust, absolutely ...

30Jan
Is 'phonics' the best way of teaching reading to children?

(borrowed expertise here from my sister, a primary age literacy specialist) Phonics is a great way of teaching children to read, but should not be ...

30Jan
What should I do if my 12 year old son says 'I don't fit in'?

Welcome him to the club? Or to look at it another way, there's 4 types of children in the tween/early teen age group: those who don't fit in, and ...

29Jan
Should the Government Be involved in Verifying Minors' Age Online?

No. Unless you issue this to all children, from birth. Because age-appropriate is not just about arbitrary age limits of 13, or 16 or 18 or 21. Age ...

22Jan
Anyone know how to place parental controls on a neocore tablet or android tablets in general?

The ideal solution is to have the same (subtle, easy to use) control over Internet content access on all devices they use to access the Internet - ...

22Jan
How to monitor my son's Facebook account without his knowing?

Monitoring in this case is spying, no matter how you as a parent feel about it; it looks like spying to your child and if (when) they find out it ...

22Jan

There are a few ways that you can monitor your child's facebook account, but most of them require that you have your child login name and password. ...

22Jan
How can I teach my toddler to use a computer mouse?

There's some great software out there designed to help children learn basic computer interaction. One set of software that has some good mouse ...

10Dec
Should we use parent control apps or choose to trust our kids?

Yes, of course you should put boundaries around your child as they grow up - but part of growing up is knowing when to relax those boundaries, and ...

20Nov

If you have a few computers already networked together then the easiest way to set up a multiplayer game of minecraft is as follows. 1. Start up a ...

10Nov
How could the UK government block porn?

Pornography, adult content and "age appropriate" are not all the same thing. Teenagers who encounter pornography online are rarely if ever doing so ...

10Nov
What is Uproxy and will it stop me filtering the web?

Uproxy is another twist on proxy technologies used to get around web filters, that have been around about as long as there have been web filters. It ...

01Nov
Would a Samsung Galaxy Gear make a good present for an 11-year-old?

I'd say not the best option at the moment. If a smartwatch appeals as a general concept, the Sony SW2 is more mature and works with a wider variety ...

29Oct
What is ransomware and how can I protect my family?

One option for avoidance is to use an operating system, such as Linux, that reduces your chance of being infected. The use of the alternatives also ...

25Oct
What's the first thing to do when you get a Raspberry Pi?

Start here: ...

Q: Is my 2 year old daughter too young to learn how to use a computer?

A: There's a fe hardware options, at the cheapest an old laptop with a separate keyboard & mouse (to be replaced as they require...). In terms of ...

3 years ago

Q: How do I punish my 12 year old for turning off the Internet restrictions?

A: That's lots of questions! I'll pass on answering the punishment question as such and answer the others and see where that gets us. Trust, absolutely ...

3 years ago

Q: Is 'phonics' the best way of teaching reading to children?

A: (borrowed expertise here from my sister, a primary age literacy specialist) Phonics is a great way of teaching children to read, but should not be ...

3 years ago

Q: What should I do if my 12 year old son says 'I don't fit in'?

A: Welcome him to the club? Or to look at it another way, there's 4 types of children in the tween/early teen age group: those who don't fit in, and ...

3 years ago

Q: Should the Government Be involved in Verifying Minors' Age Online?

A: No. Unless you issue this to all children, from birth. Because age-appropriate is not just about arbitrary age limits of 13, or 16 or 18 or 21. Age ...

3 years ago

Q: Anyone know how to place parental controls on a neocore tablet or android tablets in general?

A: The ideal solution is to have the same (subtle, easy to use) control over Internet content access on all devices they use to access the Internet - ...

3 years ago

Q: How to monitor my son's Facebook account without his knowing?

A: Monitoring in this case is spying, no matter how you as a parent feel about it; it looks like spying to your child and if (when) they find out it ...

3 years ago

Q: How can I teach my toddler to use a computer mouse?

A: There's some great software out there designed to help children learn basic computer interaction. One set of software that has some good mouse ...

3 years ago

Q: Should we use parent control apps or choose to trust our kids?

A: Yes, of course you should put boundaries around your child as they grow up - but part of growing up is knowing when to relax those boundaries, and ...

3 years ago

Q: How could the UK government block porn?

A: Pornography, adult content and "age appropriate" are not all the same thing. Teenagers who encounter pornography online are rarely if ever doing so ...

3 years ago

Q: What is Uproxy and will it stop me filtering the web?

A: Uproxy is another twist on proxy technologies used to get around web filters, that have been around about as long as there have been web filters. It ...

3 years ago

Q: Would a Samsung Galaxy Gear make a good present for an 11-year-old?

A: I'd say not the best option at the moment. If a smartwatch appeals as a general concept, the Sony SW2 is more mature and works with a wider variety ...

3 years ago

Q: What is ransomware and how can I protect my family?

A: One option for avoidance is to use an operating system, such as Linux, that reduces your chance of being infected. The use of the alternatives also ...

3 years ago

Q: What's the first thing to do when you get a Raspberry Pi?

A: Start here: ...

3 years ago

Q: Is Twitter becoming less safe for children?

A: Twitter isn't safe for children. Unless someone specifically marks their stream as privte, which is very unusual, anyone's stream is readable by ...

3 years ago

Q: What is going to be the next Ask.fm?

A: Ask.fm wasn't the first Ask.fm, so to speak, and much of the criticism levelled at it by old media was both inaccurate and unfair. Yes, anonymous Q ...

3 years ago

Q: Is it reasonable to expect us to get an iPad for our six-year-old for school?

A: No, it is utterly inappropriate. Not because of the technology as such, but because it is inappropriate for the school to be limiting the choice of ...

3 years ago

Q: Are toddlers without access to a tablet at a disadvantage when they start school?

A: No. Although most schools will at some point get children using computers it is (right now) unlikely to be a tablet and more likely to be a desktop ...

3 years ago

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Got it? So let's get to it.

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