The Adventures of ScriptKitty: Using the Raspberry Pi to Teach Adolescents about Internet Safety
Internet safety and privacy considerations are increasingly important topics for adolescents. While online games and other media exist to introduce middle school and high school students to security and privacy concepts, there are very few practical exercises that reinforce concepts in a hands-on manner. In this paper, we introduce "The Adventures of ScriptKitty", a free on-line learning aid that is used in conjunction with the Raspberry Pi single board computer. We piloted "The Adventures of ScriptKitty" to 51 middle school and high school students. Our results show that students significantly improved their understanding of basic network topics and felt more confident on how to stay safe on the Internet.
Computing education, Social and professional topics
Ovidiu-Gabriel Baciu-Ureche, Carlie Sleeman, William C. Moody, and Suzanne J. Matthews. 2019. The Adventures of ScriptKitty: Using the Raspberry Pi to Teach Adolescents about Internet Safety. In Proceedings of the 20th Annual SIG Conference on Information Technology Education (SIGITE '19). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 118–123. https://doi.org/10.1145/3349266.3351399