Neelie Kroes: should be a compulsory subject at primary school program




Should be a compulsory subject in primary school are. Programming Before Commissioner Neelie Kroes ICT matters. Advocates “You learn to read, you learn to write, and you learn to program”, so Kroes said Friday in an interview with Tweakers.

Neelie Kroes “For me, programming is a compulsory subject in primary school,” said Kroes. “Programming is the new literacy.” According to the politician, who next week resigned as Commissioner of ICT business, it is important to “be able to use passive” devices not only, but also how the devices work.

“It is important that children know that a computer is not just answers, but think about what you ask,” said the Commissioner, who spoke at a hackathon Tweakers during Code Week, an initiative to make programming children. “If you can not program, you run many advantages wrong.”

Kroes also said that it wants the Internet market in Europe a uniform market and that foreign suppliers can operate on each network. “We have a single market without borders in Europe,” said Kroes. “But for the Internet sector are not. At this time” That has to happen at some point, she thinks.

The politician did not specify whether she thinks that the cable network of UPC and Ziggo must provide access to competitors, now both companies will be merged by the acquisition of Ziggo by the parent company of UPC to one provider. “For me, the most important priority to break open the Internet market,” emphasized the departing Commissioner.

Kroes was as European Commissioner for ICT responsibilities include the ever further reduction of roaming tariffs within the European Union. “If the European parliament is they consent to, roaming charges would be Christmas disappear by next year,” said Kroes. Incidentally considerable lobbying by the telecom providers to mitigate those rules.

The politician is concerned finally about parents who leave children on the Internet, but they do not properly educate about the dangers of the web. “That’s because they do not know it,” said Kroes. “Teachers and parents have an important task.”



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