In September 2014, the biggest upheaval for 14 years to the UK national curriculum took place. 

Schools across England and Wales replaced the subject of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) with Computing, with one of the core components of this being the teaching of coding in the classroom.   If you don't want to be out smarted by your children then you should consider an "Hour of Code" tutorial. 

The "Hour of Code" is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. 

The grassroots campaign goal is for tens of millions of students to try an Hour of Code during December 7-13, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week.  

If you are unable to pop into your local apple store then further details can be found here:-

https://hourofcode.com/uk