The principles of hacking should be taught in schools, said Pete Herzog. It is the principles they need to learn to avoid from being victims on the Internet.
Herzog runs Hacker Highschool, a program to teach kids and teens security awareness and critical, Internet research skills. The program contains free security and privacy awareness teaching materials and back-end support for teachers of accredited elementary, junior high, and high schools. There are 12 workbooks, all available in Spanish and English. These are lessons that challenge teens to be as resourceful as hackers, including safe Internet use, web privacy, using the Internet for research, avoiding viruses and Trojans, legalities and ethics, and more.