In this class quest the students will find out what phishing is and how they can recognize it. Criminals, for example, pretend to be a bank, school, or insurance company and then ask for personal information. Other forms of phishing are an email stating that the recipient has won a prize, or a WhatsApp message that tells the reader that the reader will receive a large inheritance from grandma.
In this lesson, students are given tools with which they learn to look critically at their messages. For example, there are often small errors in the message, for example spelling errors or an error in the URL such as .nnl instead of .nl.
The Phishing Lynx explains the tricks hackers use to trick their victims into something. That way the Cyber Agents won't stink next time!
- what phishing is.
- how to spot phishing.
- what to do when dealing with phishing.
The class quest earns in-game points. Individually, but also as a class. The points that the students, who are trained to become Cyber Agents via HackShield, determine their place on the leaderboard.
After completing each class quest, which can only be played via a Teacher Account, you as a teacher will receive a code. Students can enter this code into their individual account and receive points and a Shield. These can be found in their HackShield account.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have any more questions about HackShield in the Class, or any other question about HackShield? These Frequently Asked Questions may answer those! If your question isn’t in these, you can contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What does HackShield (in the Class) cost?
HackShield is free to play for all kids. HackShield in the Class is available for all schools to use - for free!
What tools and materials do I need to use HackShield in the Class?
With only a digital schoolboard you can play the Class Quests. If you don’t have a digital schoolboard, it is also possible for students to complete these missions in small groups on a tablet or computer.
I have a student who is a Cyber Agent, do I have an advantage?
You sure do! You have someone who can tell you about HackShield, the internet and online safety. If there are students in your class who are already Cyber Agents, you can assign them to tell the rest of the group what it is like to be a Cyber Agent, to trigger the others' enthusiasm and curiosity.
How do I know when there is a new Class Quest available?
When we launch a new quest, we will send you an e-mail with an update, via the teacher account you are registered with. Every month at least, a new quest will come available!
Can I skip a Class Quest and teach it another time?
Yes, that is possible. This way you always can reach out to the available lessons when cyber crime topics are, for example, a hot topic in the current news.