After talking with and getting inspiration from children and families around the state of Maryland, we’re excited to share five different activities we’ve created to help you learn more about digital privacy and security. Each of these activities is available in English and Spanish. Click on an option below to read its description, including recommended ages for playing.
Password Mania (available in English and Spanish) is a card game designed to teach youth about creating strong passwords. We include an instruction manual as well as downloadable files with the cards. Pre-printed decks may also be available (use our contact page to request them).
Recommended Age: 8+Download Instructions in English Download English Cards in B&W Download English Cards in Color Download Instructions in Spanish Download Spanish Cards in B&W Download Spanish Cards in Color
Passwords are the first line of defense in protecting your personal information and children may need to start using passwords from an early age. These worksheets help children build better passwords by focusing on the most important factor in password strength: length. There are multiple worksheets, each with 24 images. The instructions ask the person to select four images then write a story to connect them. This worksheet was inspired by an xkcd comic illustrating this approach to password creation.
Recommended Age: 8+Download in English Download in Spanish
Island Escape is an escape room-style game that operates via a Google Form. In this game, the player wakes up on a beach, with instructions to get to a helicopter on the other side of the island before they are caught by the bad guys. The player must solve a variety of password and location data challenges (by answering multiple choice questions) in order to reach the helicopter safely.
Recommended Age: 8-11Play in English Play in Spanish
Marco’s Suprise Party is a choose-your-own-adventure story. In this story, you’re the main character and you are planning a super secret surprise birthday party for your best friend, Marco. You want to keep Marco from finding out about his party while you pick up supplies and prepare. Can you do everything before Marco figures out what’s happening?
Recommended Age: 11+Play in English Play in Spanish
Our coloring pages include a variety of images related to technology for children to color, and several include conversational prompts on the back (available in English and Spanish) that offer advice for talking to kids about social media and mobile apps.
Recommended Age: n/a