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Scott Collen
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Scott Collen

London, GB
I'm a social media guy who works with companies in the education, employment and technology sectors. In my spare time I spend a lot of time watching sport.

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  • Questions 26
  • Answers 27
  • Followers 7
  • Follows 27
  • Votes given 43
  • Votes received 22
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31Jan
At what age should children have a Facebook account?

Facebook (even if it dies out) is hugely important simply because of it's size and the lessons we've learnt using it. We teach kids to read at 2/3 if ...

31Jan

Our eldest son has had a facebook account since he was 9, and our next youngest since he was 7 and is in Primary 5. In his class, there are only 7 ...

30Jan
What are you doing for Safer Internet Day 2014?

Everybody is welcome to join Quibly's SID session at 9.15 GMT on [Skype in the ...

21Jan

We know. It s got an R in it. But do your kids? These games, apps and actual games, will get them on the right side of ...

19Dec

The only tablet devices out there that can truly state that it has the best parental controls is those with either Windows 7 or Windows 8 installed. ...

19Dec

Unfortunately, a growing area of concern for everyone involved in the safety of children is the issue of sexting, and the resulting abuse that can ...

10Dec

What Raspberry Pi 'How to' or instruction books would you recommend?

04Dec
Can you recommend some unusual family games for Christmas?

It shames me that I didn't name Risk. But then Risk isn't just for Christmas!

03Dec
Can you recommend some unusual family games for Christmas?

Personal favourite that was 'adapted' from uni for family fun is: Ibble Dibble. Rules as follows: Ibble Dibble First of all, assign a number to each ...

03Dec

No. Whatever the academic benefits (and I'm skeptical about those - this sort of attention grabbing science is often pretty dubious), school is about ...

03Dec

My sister, a primary school teacher, wants an iPad mini case, which one do I buy her?

27Nov

I'd say if it's not taken at arm's length with a phone camera, then it's not a proper selfie. Is a posed, timer shot a selfie? I'd say not, it's too ...

27Nov

Not an easy question to answer as it depends on the age and stage of the child. There are many great apps out there that are clear and educational ...

26Nov
Is technology taking over sport?

Professional sport is certainly being disrupted and not necessarily for the better by technology. Golf officials can now retrospectively give ...

13Nov

Why do parents start up a blog?

12Nov
What is Graphene and how is it going to affect our future technology?

For those who don't recognise Buckminster Fullerene it's this ...

05Nov

It may or may not lead to an eating disorder. My main concern would be whether or not the app is accurately tuned to your daughters dietary ...

05Nov

Is the PlayStation 4 good value for money?

Q: At what age should children have a Facebook account?

A: Facebook (even if it dies out) is hugely important simply because of it's size and the lessons we've learnt using it. We teach kids to read at 2/3 if ...

3 years ago

Q: What are you doing for Safer Internet Day 2014?

A: Everybody is welcome to join Quibly's SID session at 9.15 GMT on [Skype in the ...

3 years ago

Q: Can you recommend some unusual family games for Christmas?

A: Personal favourite that was 'adapted' from uni for family fun is: Ibble Dibble. Rules as follows: Ibble Dibble First of all, assign a number to each ...

3 years ago

Q: Is technology taking over sport?

A: Professional sport is certainly being disrupted and not necessarily for the better by technology. Golf officials can now retrospectively give ...

3 years ago

Q: What makes Jawbone UP different from other wearable tech?

A: Really easy to use, didn't take long to get the hang of how to use it and what information I could get out of it. What sets it apart is the colourful ...

3 years ago

Q: Can apps encourage children to play outside?

A: Get competitive and use [Strava.](http://quib.ly/what-is/strava/) Fastest to the tree and back must be a challenge on there.

3 years ago

Q: How can I help my child apply to Oxbridge?

A: Get 'A's Go to a good sixth form Get more 'A's Get all the advice you can on the UCAS application. Be more interesting then just a kid with a bunch ...

3 years ago

Q: Which films did you see as 'milestones' in your kids' lives?

A: Jungle Book! Best jazz sound track ever. Teaches you'd loads (ish) life lessons and of course Kaa scared the absolute bejesus out of me back then.

3 years ago

Q: How can we print birthday presents?

A: Vouchers - the refuge of the 'bad present buyers' (people like me)

3 years ago

Q: What makes a good teacher?

A: The ability to motivate pupils would be something I'd pick up on. Whether it's through creative teaching practices, being a leader, empathising or ...

3 years ago

Q: What are the best creative building toys to buy this Christmas?

A: [Roominate!](http://quib.ly/what-is/roominate/)

3 years ago

Q: Which is worse for a student, too much coffee or too much alcohol?

A: What a dilemma! Being a coffee addict is probably more socially acceptable in the long run to alcoholism. I think they are harmful in different ways. ...

3 years ago

Q: Do teenagers need LinkedIn?

A: LinkedIn isn't purely about business, future business, or corporate anymore. It's about CV building. Giving a future employee a piece of paper is ...

3 years ago

Q: What should we call our group of product reviewers?

A: Trailblazers!

3 years ago

Q: How do you respect and value silent moments of children ?

A: This is why I support the teaching of philosophy in primary schools. It's something which no matter how much you wikipedia it still provokes thought ...

3 years ago

Q: How does UrbanSitter vet it's babysitters?

A: Urban sitter is a US-based company and their method is: Sitters registered on UrbanSitter are provided with the opportunity (so they aren't required) ...

3 years ago

Q: What future job could the royal baby do?

A: No question the kid will become a freelancer.

3 years ago

Q: What is the most dangerous website in the world?

A: Silkroad? More information on it here: ...

3 years ago

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