5 reasons to teach kids to code (infographic)

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Kids should learn how to code because it empowers them, is easy to learn, and because programmers will be in demand in the future, a new infographic suggests.

The infographic published by Kodable on Visual.ly explains that coding allows kids to express themselves, and it takes them from using technology to actually creating it – which is also empowering.

When those kids grow up, they may have an easier time finding a career if they want to be a programmer, as programming will be one of the fastest-growing professions over the next decade, according to the infographic.

The infographic also spotlights Estonia, where schoolchildren are learning to code at a young age. The country, incidentally, is the birthplace of voice-over-IP and instant messaging service Skype, home to one of the first e-enabled governments, and the first European country with DSL in every school.  

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Tina held senior editorial positions at daily newspapers in Ottawa and Toronto

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