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Richard Taylor
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Richard Taylor

Technology Bushmills, GB
IT Consultant and software business owner, husband to a fantastic wife and father to four brilliant boys

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Father of 4 boys & IT Consultant
Qualifications:
  • BSc(Hons) Computer Science, PGCE (Teacher Training) Owner of Software Development Company Internet Safety Consultant for Family Spectrum
Working for:
ISArc Limited ( www.isarc.co.uk )

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  • Questions 3
  • Answers 48
  • Followers 8
  • Follows 3
  • Votes given 13
  • Votes received 83
Questions Answers Comments Votes
19Dec
Should smartphones be allowed during school hours?

Emotion doesn't come into this issue, its about rules, and consequences. Rudeness is also un-necessary, I notice you haven't added your own opinion ...

15Sep
Will you buy an iPhone 5C for your kid?

I will certainly be considering it. Our eldest son has an iPhone 4S and the idea of a phone with the equivalent great parental controls, the ...

04Sep
Do you know anyone who still uses dial up?

Here in Northern Ireland there are still hundreds of people in the countryside who cannot get broadband or any kind of mobile coverage, let alone 3G. ...

30Jul
Should smartphones be allowed during school hours?

Absolutely not! The pupils should be taught proper usage, including times and places where it is appropriate, and when not. To enforce this, its ...

30Jul
Should packed lunches be banned?

If school dinners are free, or cost less than 40p per day, then yes, good idea, however currently school meals cost £2.20 or more per day, which is ...

30Jul
Why do I need to disappear with my tablet?

I think there are two issues. One is time-spent as parents away from children, the other is time spent by yourself or doing something you want to do. ...

30Jul
Has the digital age created a generation of 'cotton wool kids' that can't cope with life's ups and downs?

In short, YES! I think it is so very, very important that kids (and teens) should be made to go outside and play rather than sitting indoors. The ...

19Jul

Do you decrease the amount of time your children can use the tv/computer/tablet/devices/games consoles in the summer?

19Jul
What are good rules for computer use in the home?

1. Keep the computer in a family room (not in bedrooms) 2. If you are under 16, you must let parents know what your Facebook password is 3. A lengthy ...

19Jul
Is there a place in secondary schools for students to use their own mobile devices to enhance their learning?

I dont know about enhancing their learning, but certainly for making their schoolbags a bit lighter. I long for the day when all school text books ...

19Jul
My 10 year old son has been told he needs an ipad for school is it just me or is this just a lazy approach to teaching?

I think its the way the world is changing. All of my children are lucky enough to have iPads, including our 3 year old. Its a wonderful device for ...

19Jul
Would you let your child use an iPad on the potty?

That sounds like a genius idea! I dont know if I would quite go so far as to buy the device pictured, but simply getting them to play one game on it ...

05Jul
What do you think of the message given on the landing page of logmykidsoff.com?

Ah! It makes more sense now - I didn't realise it was for particular groups of kids in particular. Perhaps something along the lines of "At the ...

04Jul

My sons (10 and 4) can both name Notch, the creator of Minecraft (only the 10-year-old knows his [full ...

04Jul

14 Year old admires Tim Berners-Lee 9 year old follow Notch, the Minecraft Developer 6 Year old is a fan of Dr Who, and while the character is ...

04Jul

My 7yo told me the other day that Steve Jobs was "an icon of the modern age"...!

04Jul
What is the fictional death you'll never forget?

Not having a TV growing up meant that I was never really exposed to anything like that on TV. We grew up in the land of Enid Blyton, so there was ...

04Jul
What are appropriate gifts for teachers?

As a qualified teacher who has taught at lots of different levels of education, my honest answer is that absolutely anything that has shown ...

Q: Will you buy an iPhone 5C for your kid?

A: I will certainly be considering it. Our eldest son has an iPhone 4S and the idea of a phone with the equivalent great parental controls, the ...

3 years ago

Q: Do you know anyone who still uses dial up?

A: Here in Northern Ireland there are still hundreds of people in the countryside who cannot get broadband or any kind of mobile coverage, let alone 3G.

3 years ago

Q: Should smartphones be allowed during school hours?

A: Absolutely not! The pupils should be taught proper usage, including times and places where it is appropriate, and when not. To enforce this, its ...

3 years ago

Q: Should packed lunches be banned?

A: If school dinners are free, or cost less than 40p per day, then yes, good idea, however currently school meals cost £2.20 or more per day, which is ...

3 years ago

Q: Why do I need to disappear with my tablet?

A: I think there are two issues. One is time-spent as parents away from children, the other is time spent by yourself or doing something you want to do. ...

3 years ago

Q: Has the digital age created a generation of 'cotton wool kids' that can't cope with life's ups and downs?

A: In short, YES! I think it is so very, very important that kids (and teens) should be made to go outside and play rather than sitting indoors. The ...

3 years ago

Q: What are good rules for computer use in the home?

A: 1. Keep the computer in a family room (not in bedrooms) 2. If you are under 16, you must let parents know what your Facebook password is 3. A lengthy ...

3 years ago

Q: Is there a place in secondary schools for students to use their own mobile devices to enhance their learning?

A: I dont know about enhancing their learning, but certainly for making their schoolbags a bit lighter. I long for the day when all school text books ...

3 years ago

Q: My 10 year old son has been told he needs an ipad for school is it just me or is this just a lazy approach to teaching?

A: I think its the way the world is changing. All of my children are lucky enough to have iPads, including our 3 year old. Its a wonderful device for ...

3 years ago

Q: Would you let your child use an iPad on the potty?

A: That sounds like a genius idea! I dont know if I would quite go so far as to buy the device pictured, but simply getting them to play one game on it ...

3 years ago

Q: What is the fictional death you'll never forget?

A: Not having a TV growing up meant that I was never really exposed to anything like that on TV. We grew up in the land of Enid Blyton, so there was ...

3 years ago

Q: What are appropriate gifts for teachers?

A: As a qualified teacher who has taught at lots of different levels of education, my honest answer is that absolutely anything that has shown ...

3 years ago

Q: Does Bebo have any hope of resurrection?

A: I think if the original owners manage to focus it solely on the young-teen school market as they so successfully used to then yes, they will manage ...

3 years ago

Q: What do you think of the message given on the landing page of logmykidsoff.com?

A: "Give your kids the right amount of computer time" What is the right amount? It might be better to say something along the lines of "You decide the ...

3 years ago

Q: What did you do as a family this weekend?

A: I took my 4 boys down to a local forest and we spent about 6 hours building a Bear Grylls inspired shelter/hut that is big enough for us all to ...

3 years ago

Q: Should I let my 11-year-old ride the bus alone?

A: Its right to be nervous, and completely normal. Remember that most people are good (in fact more than 99.96% of the UK population) and will help your ...

3 years ago

Q: Can technology encourage children towards being physically active?

A: I have never come across any technology that can compete with chucking the kids outside and letting them play in the garden (or doing outdoor ...

3 years ago

Q: Is there any benefit to using an exercise ball at a desk?

A: Surely this is just a distraction. Unless teacher-training has changed dramatically since I did it in 2004, as a teacher you shouldn't be behind your ...

3 years ago

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