Encouraging cyber awareness among employees is very important. Many organizations also find value in organizing something fun for employees’ children every now and then. NFIR has developed the cyber youth event “Cookie of Own Dough” especially for children. An exciting, fun and most importantly educational event for children ages 8-12.
Scavenger hunt for the encrypted recipe
Cookie of Own Dough is an interactive event for children developed entirely by NFIR. During this 3-hour event, they help hacked baker Bram recover his chocolate chip cookie recipe. The children (maximum 20 per session), together with a parent or guardian, are taken into the scenario of the hack and help through assignments and puzzles to get the recipe back. The event can be played both online and on location. It consists of the following topics, among others: How do I recognize a phishing email? Guessing passwords, Mega hack skills and Cracking puzzles. NFIR will provide the invitations, the presentation of the event and of course the children will receive a participation certificate.
Why start young with cyberskills?
The offline and online worlds are connected like never before. The rise of the Internet has brought about much innovation and has made life easier in a variety of ways. However, there is also a downside to this coin. For example, cybersecurity incidents are increasing exponentially and cyberattacks are becoming more sophisticated. This increase is also reflected in the number of perpetrators and victims of cybercrime among children and young adults. In addition, the victims are also getting younger. This highlights the importance of investing in children’s safety awareness from an early age.
What do participants think of the cyber youth event
We are proud to say that the children and parents who participated in Cookie van Eigen Deeg experienced this as very positive. The following response, which we received from one of the accompanying parents, sums it up well:
“What a fun unique experience and not only for the kids, but also very useful security awareness tips for the rest of the family! If your child’s first comment afterwards is, when will we do it again? Then you know it’s been a hit. Thank you for the informative afternoon.”
In addition to the educational element, we ensure that participants are immersed in the exciting story of baker Bram and his encrypted recipe. After all, learning through play allows for better processing of new knowledge. We added an extra dimension to the story by treating the participants to a real recipe. This makes Cookie from Own Dough an experience with a delicious aftertaste:
“What a fun initiative! Our kids (8 and 11) spent the whole afternoon enthusiastically helping the baker find his successful recipe! We have since tested the recipe and indeed, nothing can beat a cookie from our own dough!”
Invest in the security awareness of the next generation
Children are exposed to online dangers at an increasingly younger age. Cookie of Own Dough makes them playfully resilient to key cyber risks.
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Children today are developing 21st century skills at an increasingly early age. They are vulnerable online and need to be aware of protecting their privacy. This event introduces children to information security and hacking in a very fun and playful way. Doing it together with a parent or caregiver makes it educational and fun for both.
We offer the Cookie of Own Dough program to any organization that wants to provide employees and their children with an afternoon of fun and playful learning. Leave your information here and we will contact you as soon as possible to discuss the possibilities.
Cookie from Own Dough is suitable for children aged 8 to 12. Participation is only possible when accompanied by at least one parent or guardian.
Participation in Cookie of Own Dough does not require any technical knowledge on the part of either child or counselor. The event is designed to introduce children to various topics within cybersecurity through play.
Currently we offer this cyber youth event only through organizations. Thus, you must be an employee of an organization or company. Do you know several colleagues with children ages 8 to 12? If so, check with your employer for opportunities to participate in Cookie from Your Own Dough. We would love to get in touch with your organization.
Nice! You will receive an invitation from us that you can share with your employees. When the event is full or when the registration deadline is up, it will be agreed with you whether the event will take place online or in person. During the event, provide participants with access to a laptop or computer.