About Hacker Highschool
Highschool (HHS) is an ever-growing collection of lessons written to the teen
audience and covering specific subjects that are timely, interesting, and
important for teens. The non-profit ISECOM researches and produces the Hacker
Highschool Project as a series of lesson workbooks written and translated by
the combined efforts of volunteers world wide. The result of this research are
books based on how teens learn best and what they need to know to be better
hackers, better students, and better people.
Today's teens are in a world with major communication and productivity channels open to them and they don't have the knowledge to defend themselves against the fraud, identity theft, privacy leaks and other attacks made against them just for using the Internet. This is the main reason for Hacker Highschool. Therefor, in HHS you will find lessons on utilizing Internet resources safely such as web privacy, chat, mobile computing, and social networks.
Each HHS lesson is designed as self-contained learning, no teacher required. Why? Because hacking is about discovery and that needs to be learned, not taught. The lessons are all technically correct, promote good moral behavior, resourcefulness, technical know-how, and empathy.
The lessons do talk about hacking and are at times sassy but because they talk to teens at their level and need to keep their interest. Lessons are multi-level with a separate “Feed Your Head” section for those who want advanced know-how and a continuing story arc called “Game Over” about a teen hacker which provides the lesson in real-world context.
All lessons work with a free "live linux" CD which will boot off any PC with a CD-rom drive to perform the lessons. HHS is a great supplement to student course work or as part of after-school and club activities.