As all my school essays did, I’ll start with a definition:
A system of words, letters, figures, or other symbols used to represent others, esp. for the purposes of secrecy.Verb Convert (the words of a message) into a particular code in order to convey a secret meaning.Synonyms noun. cipher – cypher – codex verb. encode – codify – cipher – encipher – cypher
Doesn’t sound like something that’s easy to learn that does it? Although it does sound cool, to me at least, but then again I still use words like cool so maybe I’m not the best judge!
I think we should try and use a more straightforward term with children like program, any thoughts?