Kids and online privacy

Kids grow up in a world where the Internet surrounds them, where being online is our normal state of being. This provides young people with a large amount of opportunities, but it also means we have to educate them about potential (privacy) risks. The Dutch educational project Cryptokids does just that.

We’re are currently developing a series of lessons for kids aged ten to fourteen, where they gain insight into the technical structure of the Internet, how data works, who is actually in charge online and why privacy matters. But more importantly, we try to empower them and provide tools for them to be more secure and to take charge of their own data when they surf the web.

The full text of this guest blog by Bas Dijkmans van Gunst (Clinic) is published in Dutch only.