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Scott MacKintosh

Scott MacKintosh

Royal Leamington Spa, GB
Online Community Manager for IndieCity and the Raspberry Pi Store. Interested in educating and protecting children in the social media/gaming world.

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Online Community Manager

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  • Questions 0
  • Answers 8
  • Followers 5
  • Follows 5
  • Votes given 13
  • Votes received 13
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24Jun

Firstly, congratulations on having such an enterprising child! It's great when our kids find something they're so interested in and if he's keen to ...

19Jun
UK ISPs will enact auto-filtering of adult content by the end of 2013. Do you agree on this govt mandate?

From what I heard at a child protection seminar last week, the blacklists are currently and in future will still be ISP managed rather than any form ...

13Jun

Have a look at Scratch: http://scratch.mit.edu/ It's a simple language based around drag-and-drop pictures but which offers a surprising amount of ...

13Jun

It's vital that parents have an idea of what apps their kids are accessing, and either prevent them from playing games that involve in-app purchases ...

13Jun
My son wants to set up a little business, how should we go about it?

Unless you really want to go through the process of setting up a company as a learning experience, it's really not something you need to worry about ...

22May

My thirteen year old often doesn't emerge until quite late at the weekend and is usually to be found reading in bed. I figure that if you can't spend ...

22May

I was revisiting Mike Bithell’s immensely charming 2D platformer Thomas Was Alone today – it ...

22May

Just to correct some factual issues in Matt Thrower's answer: "Minecraft Pi Edition", the cut-down version of Minecraft that runs on the Raspberry ...

22May
How can I encourage my reluctant son, 10, to go to Code Club?

It depends what level Code Club are teaching at really, if he's already familiar with Game Maker then the initial classes of Scratch are going to be ...

22May
My 10-year-old currently uses Yoyo Games to make games, what's the next step?

Some rather popular games have been made solely using Game Maker so I wouldn't discount it as a tool. Games like Spelunky, Dust Force and most ...

22May

Do your kids play Minecraft ? That’s the most obvious ‘indie’ or independent game out there. ...

05Feb

Almost certainly not. For two reasons. Firstly, I would suggest that online environments that encourage [karma ...

05Feb
Is there a similar app to Kik Messenger for kids?

Specifically for kids, no. WhatsApp, you can only add people if you have their contact details so you can't easily message random people like on Kik. ...

05Feb
If you teen is on social media, do you encourage them to check their Klout score?

I don't have kids yet, so this is really my personal opinion of people on Klout, rather than specifically kids. Klout is a service to make money from ...

05Feb
Which programming language is best suited to a primary school child?

Upvoting for Python and Scratch. [Stencyl](http://www.stencyl.com/) is also very good, they seem to have a good community and that aspect is built ...

05Feb

You know that cortisol explosion that occurs every time your kids bicker? Or the diplomatic skills required to unpick a playground feud with your ...

05Feb

With over 56% of US households owning a

05Feb

Python http://www.python.org/ It's a clean, easy to understand and quite powerful language. I am also a proponent of pupils starting with full ...

Q: My son wants to set up a little business, how should we go about it?

A: Unless you really want to go through the process of setting up a company as a learning experience, it's really not something you need to worry about ...

3 years ago

Q: How can I encourage my reluctant son, 10, to go to Code Club?

A: It depends what level Code Club are teaching at really, if he's already familiar with Game Maker then the initial classes of Scratch are going to be ...

3 years ago

Q: My 10-year-old currently uses Yoyo Games to make games, what's the next step?

A: Some rather popular games have been made solely using Game Maker so I wouldn't discount it as a tool. Games like Spelunky, Dust Force and most ...

3 years ago

Q: Is there a similar app to Kik Messenger for kids?

A: Specifically for kids, no. WhatsApp, you can only add people if you have their contact details so you can't easily message random people like on Kik. ...

4 years ago

Q: If you teen is on social media, do you encourage them to check their Klout score?

A: I don't have kids yet, so this is really my personal opinion of people on Klout, rather than specifically kids. Klout is a service to make money from ...

4 years ago

Q: Which programming language is best suited to a primary school child?

A: Upvoting for Python and Scratch. [Stencyl](http://www.stencyl.com/) is also very good, they seem to have a good community and that aspect is built ...

4 years ago

Q: Windows media centre?

A: I suspect a Windows Media Centre installation, as Francesco says, will not replace a cable package. You will likely be able to access freeview ...

4 years ago

Q: Which online game sites are safest for kids?

A: Adding to what James has said, both Moshi Monsters and Club Penguin use powerful automated systems that work behind the scenes to aid moderation. ...

4 years ago

What's the point of my reputation points?

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Careful though your score depends on how often you help other parents out, so keep an eye out for any questions you can give good answers to and don't forget to upvote anyone else's excellent answers.

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Got it? So let's get to it.

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