Bad People Project
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NOTE: Security Awareness for Teens (below), looks interesting.
From firstname.lastname@example.org Tue May 18 09:17:58 2010
Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 14:41:43 +0200
From: Pete Herzog
Subject: Security Awareness for kids
Security as it's taught to children is a mess. They get
rules for everything, more than anyone should have to memorize,
and the rules unfortunately hardly overlap from real world
security to cybersecurity. We want to fix that and we need your
The Bad People Project is a collaborative community where
kids, without any coaching, draw what they think a bad person
looks like. As we put up more pictures we will be able to improve
our understanding of security for kids from a cultural and regional
point of view. This is then used to create open and free classroom
materials for kids to build a strong foundation in security while
crossing cultural boundaries where kids learn about other kids
security and safety concerns.
ISECOM has a good track record in tackling difficult and
abstract concepts to make a difference. We hope this will lead to
making free materials for elementary schools to provide in class
much like we did for Hacker Highschool. But we need to reach the
first milestone before we can do anything else.
We need you to talk to the parents of children you know, talk
to schools, and talk to after-school clubs (an Italian Judo class
for kids submitted 8 pictures) to get kids to draw what they think
bad people look like. Please get involved in making this a security
awareness project that encompasses security online and offline for
kids. Translations of the pdf are also welcome!
- Institute for Security and Open Methodologies
Pete Herzog - Managing Director -
Bad Peolpe Project
Open Source Security Testing Methodology
Security Awareness for
Teens: Hacker High School