Why we should teach young girls to code

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My daughter started learning computer coding the other day. She’s six.

Yes, I know, we are insufferably smug parents. But there’s another reason why we sat her down in front of a laptop.

And it’s not because supermodel Karlie Kloss has just announced that she’s planning to open her own summer camp for girl coders, called ‘Kode With Klossy‘ – although Klossy and I do seem to be on the same page when it comes to the benefits of girls learning to code.

Like it or not, computer coding is going to be part of everyone’s future. As Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said, digital literacy – including coding – is as important as other kinds of literacy.

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