Why we should be teaching our children to be hackers

  • Hill, D. (Speaker)
  • Simon Marsden (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Description of Activity

This session will challenge the media stereotype of what a hacker is and look at the positive benefits of teaching children about hacking from an early age. Advantages which include developing the knowledge to better protect themselves and others when using digital devices, through to developing the mindset of a hacker that will help them beyond computing. Additionally it encourages new ways to see problems, being creative in their solutions and wanting to improve things, and actively looking for and sharing new knowledge. Hosted by University of Portsmouth
Period25 Jan 2019
Event titleBETT 2019
Event typeConference
LocationLondon, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Cyber security
  • Pedagogy
  • Teaching & Learning
  • schools