CryptoKids in de Waag

Who is the boss of the Internet?

Good news for all kids who want to understand the Internet better and discover what they can do to protect their privacy online. We are very pleased that we can proceed with our project,Cryptokids, (together with our partners Bits of Freedom and Network Democracy) thanks to the support of Fund 21, Internet4All (XS4ALL) and SIDN fund.

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 great amount of opportunities and advantages, but it also means we have to educate them about potential risks.

Cryptokids does just that. We’re are currently developing a series of lessons for kids aged ten to fourteen in which they'll 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 to take charge of their own data when they surf the web and provide them the tools necessary to become more secure.