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Kids Cyber Day

26 October 2018 - Security

Flashback: First Kids Cyber Day in The Hague

Last Wednesday, 24 October, KPN organized the first Kids Cyber Day in The Hague, together with Palo Alto Networks. An informative and fun afternoon attended by some 120 schoolchildren from group 7 and 8 with their parents.

The internet has made our lives a lot easier and more fun, but at the same time there are also dangers in this connectivity. The Kids Cyber Day, with contributions from the Police, Defense, Bureau Halt and Hack in the Class, is designed to make children aware at a young age of the dangers they may face and how to better protect themselves against hackers and other criminals who abuse the internet.

During this interactive afternoon, extensive attention was paid to secure passwords and children were also taught how to better protect themselves against hackers and criminals who abuse the internet. The Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD) was also present. Director General Onno Eichelsheim from the MIVD explained to the children what cyber spying is, what dangers there are, and he also discussed online security with them.

Children could also learn how to break open mini-locks and there was an escape room with the themes: password security, fake emails, phishing, and sharing sensitive data online. The Police and the Public Prosecution Service (OM) held a workshop too. Finally, there was a practical workshop from Hack in the Class, where children learned the basics of hacking.