Children's Security
Bad People Project

The following e-mail sent to the 'securityfocus.com' readership.
Offered in its entirety.
 
edited for presentation, and link propagation. -- BOFH

NOTE: Security Awareness for Teens (below), looks interesting.


    From lists@isecom.org Tue May 18 09:17:58 2010
    Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 14:41:43 +0200
    From: Pete Herzog 
    To: Bugtraq 
    Subject: Security Awareness for kids

    Hi,

    Introducing: http://www.badpeopleproject.org

        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
    help.

        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!

    Thanks!

    Sincerely,
    -pete.


 
      ISECOM - Institute for Security and Open Methodologies
      Pete Herzog - Managing Director - pete@isecom.org
 
      Bad Peolpe Project Brochure (pdf).
 
      Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual
 
      Security Awareness for Teens: Hacker High School
 
 
 
    started:  05-18-2010
    updated:  05-18-2010