PGP for kids video ?
April 7, 2011 7:41 PM   Subscribe

I am quite interested in finding a video I saw a year or two ( scratches head ) ago where a class room (possibly as young as six) of kids were taught how PGP works with construction paper. It got me to my understanding and I need to share it with others as it was memorable for being so good at it . I will now go and help someone else to pay for not bookmarking it . . . Google is giving me nothing
posted by epjr to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Maybe I'm missing something here, but could you elaborate on what you mean by PGP? All I'm thinking is p-glycoprotein, and I'm pretty sure that's not what you meant!
posted by genekelly'srollerskates at 7:46 PM on April 7, 2011

PGP = Pretty Good Privacy, an industry standard encryption program typically used for email.
posted by ChrisHartley at 7:57 PM on April 7, 2011

Response by poster: I actually reread the post twice and wondered if that would be obtuse - googled it and thought no - but really the fact that I though of it means yes.

Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) is a data encryption and decryption computer program that provides cryptographic privacy and authentication for data communication. PGP is often used for signing, encrypting and decrypting texts, E-mails, files, directories and whole disk partitions to increase the security of e-mail communications. It was created by Philip Zimmermann in 1991.

It was just this really cool teacher who may have been involved in the creation of the idea - well taught and frankly i remember being interrupted back then and never seeing the kids say - oh yeah , thats cool .
posted by epjr at 8:15 PM on April 7, 2011

Was it PGP specifically or public key encryption generally? Here is one video where kids are learning about public key encryption.
posted by ChrisHartley at 8:19 PM on April 7, 2011

Response by poster: Large props for finding that link -spot on except these kids are older - this video was in a class room at three common kid desks - like six year olds - and they were signing different words on specifically shaped pieces of cardboard and handing then over to the other kids table and and then they could both read the key .

If it is lost - I'll see if I can recreate it without seeing it again - as that is my goal anyway.(seriously kidding)
posted by epjr at 8:29 PM on April 7, 2011

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