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EY Launches Mobile Platform to Help Girls in 13-18 Years of Age Group Engage in STEM Curriculum

The EY STEM Tribe digital platform aims at accelerating gender parity in the technology space and reinforcing the organization's purpose

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Available for free on Android and iOS platforms, the EY STEM Tribe mobile app features modules on science, such as climate change, space exploration; on Technology, such as artificial intelligence, 3D printing or blockchain; and inspirational stories of women. Pixabay

Ernst and Young on Friday announced the development of a mobile platform in collaboration with Tribal Planet, EY STEM Tribe, to help girls in 13-18 years of age group engage in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) curriculum and pursue a high-growth career.

India is the first country to launch the global initiative that will provide an entertaining and gamified STEM learning experience to over 6,000 girls in Delhi NCR.

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India is the first country to launch the global initiative that will provide an entertaining and gamified STEM learning experience to over 6,000 girls in Delhi NCR. Pixabay

Available for free on Android and iOS platforms, the EY STEM Tribe mobile app features modules on science, such as climate change, space exploration; on Technology, such as artificial intelligence, 3D printing or blockchain; and inspirational stories of women.

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The EY STEM Tribe digital platform aims at accelerating gender parity in the technology space and reinforcing the organization’s purpose of building a better working world. (IANS)

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The Ways Girls And Boys Get Into Hacking is Quite Different

While kids with low self-control, are more likely to hack, the ways girls and boys get into hacking could be quite different

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For boys, we found that time spent watching TV or playing computer games were associated with hacking. Pixabay

While kids with low self-control, or not having the ability to hold back when opportunity presents itself, are more likely to hack, the ways girls and boys get into hacking could be quite different, says a new study.

“For girls, peer associations mattered more. If she has friends who shoplift or engage in petty forms of crime, she’s more likely to be influenced to hack as well,” said lead study author and cybercrime expert Thomas Holt from Michigan State University in the US.

“For boys, we found that time spent watching TV or playing computer games were associated with hacking,” Holt said.

Holt assessed responses from 50,000 teenagers from around the world to determine predictors of hacking.

He said that some of the findings show how kids are raised within gender roles, such as letting boys play video games and giving girls different activities.

For boys and girls, simply having opportunities to hack were significant in starting such behaviour.

This could include having their own bedroom, their own computer or the freedom of doing what they want on the internet without parental supervision.

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For boys and girls, simply having opportunities to hack were significant in starting such behaviour.
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While most schools have computer and Internet access, Holt explained that there are still some geographic barriers for kids to enter cybercrime.

The researchers found that kids who had mobile phone access early on were more likely to hack — especially if they lived in larger cities.

Spending time with peers was more likely to influence delinquent behaviour for those living in smaller cities, said the study published in the journal Crime & Delinquency.

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The researchers also found a connection between pirating movies and music and hacking.

It’s important for parents to understand their kids’ tech-savviness and habits to help guide them on a path that uses their skills in a more positive way.

“Parents shouldn’t assume that having a kid with sophisticated technological competency is always totally fine,” Holt said. (IANS)