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Family Activities - Cyber Secrets

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 — Thu, 21 Feb 2019
From 11:00 to 15:30
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

How secure is your password? Can you spot the signs of a phish? Are you able to tell Internet fact from Internet fake?

Join us for fun digital games and activities exploring themes of online safety and codebreaking!

During WW2, Enigma operators had to set a 3-letter message key, like a password, for every message they sent. This was meant to be randomly chosen for each message by the German Enigma operator. But just as we tend to do with our own passwords, the operators chose letters that were meaningful and memorable to them, such as names of people or places, and used them repeatedly. At Bletchley Park, the codebreakers guessed that this might be happening, and it helped them to work out that day’s Enigma machine settings. Learning through play can help both children and adults to understand how to stay safe and secure in today’s online world.

Suitable for families with children aged 5 to 14 years – drop in to the mansion dining room any time between 11:00 and 15:30. Children should be accompanied by an adult.