Total number of attendees: 40 + | Language: FR
Hack4Kids organized an information security awareness in a Belgium school
“43 pupils from P3 to P6 level and their teachers truly appreciated the Hack4Kids activities that were given at Heinstert school on Thursday 23rd February 2017. Hack4Kids is a great concept which helps children understand new technologies’ assets and drawbacks.” Sylvie Baudoin, director of Heinstert-Thiaumont-Nobressart schools
SECURITYMADEIN.LU, in partnership with the school of Heinstert in Belgium, organized a Hack4Kids. This event gathered around 40 children aged from 8 to 11 years old. Matthieu Farcot from SECURITYMADEIN.LU, introduced the pupils to specific data protection awareness topics, to the information security and learned how to use a programming platform Scratch. Here was the program:
Coding workshops: children were introduced to open source Scratch software and had to realize a creative exercise.
An introduction to security and cryptography: secret passages lost in a castle, backdoors in electronic messaging services, 3D keys used to open TSA lockers from luggage… Many examples which made children think about the illusion of security notion.
Personal data and risk assessment: pupils were informed about Big Data risks through an interactive presentation.
Network game workshops: this playful and dynamic game helped children understand how the TCP/IP protocol works and got introduced with basis in network engineering. Pupils also got basis in network engineering, learned how TOR works and what is a DDoS attack.
On the whole, children appreciated the different workshops and were eager to know more about each topic. "During a whole morning, children discovered technologies which are part of their everyday lives. Hack4kids workshops help children understand how these technologies work.", explains Matthieu Farcot.