"We need young people to explore this digital world just as they explore the physical world," wrote former GCHQ director Robert Hannigan on The Daily Telegraph
Robert Hannigan (R) security adviser to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and accompanied by British Ambassador to the Philippines Peter Beckingham (L) talks to the media outside a hotel in Manila's financial district of Makati city after meeting with senior Government and military officials Tuesday Nov.4, 2008. Hannigan, here for two days, is to fly Tuesday to southern Philippines for talks with seccessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebels following the recent collapse of the peace process with the Government.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez), photo: AP/Bullit Márquez
08 of August 2017 15:52:40
LONDON – A former British spy chief says parents should let kids spend more time online so they will learn vital cyber-skills, countering the conventional parenting advice.Robert Hannigan, ex-director of government electronic surveillance agency GCHQ, challenges "the assumption that time online or in front of a screen is life wasted."Writing in Tuesday's Daily Telegraph newspaper, Hannigan said: "We need young people to explore this digital world just as they explore the physical world."