Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sue Scheff: HacKid - Learn To Protect Your Kids Virtually

Kids are our future, why not give them that spark that will set them on a journey that only “hacking” can inspire?

HacKid was created to educate, stimulate and develop children and adults in a variety of educational areas in order to raise awareness and understanding of technology, mathematics and engineering and the impact on society and culture.

HacKid is a 501.3c Non-Profit organization.

The idea really revolves around providing an interactive, hands-on experience for kids and their parents which includes things like:

  1. Online safety (kids and parents!)
  2. Make a podcast/vodcast
  3. How to deal with CyberBullies
  4. Physical Security
  5. Gaming competitions
  6. Interactive robot building
  7. How the Internet works
  8. Food Hacking
  9. Basic to advanced network/application security
  10. Website design/introduction to blogging
  11. Manipulating hardware and software for fun
  12. Meeting & interacting with law enforcement
  13. Building a netbook
  14. Low-impact martial arts/self-defense training

The format of our conference is really interesting -- we mix advisory board recommendations with a crowd-sourced concept based on submissions via our Wiki...

If you have additional ideas for cool things to do, let us know via @HacKidCon (Twitter) or better yet, PLEASE go to the Wiki and contribute there!

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