"HackerTeen is proof that the teaching and learning process can be completely redesigned. The freedom and adventure of learning should form the basis of education. The ethics of the hackers that founded the Internet should inspire new and future generations. The basis for creativity is freedom and collaboration. This is what HackerTeen is all about."
Sérgio Amadeu is a professor at Cásper Líbero College and holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of São Paulo. He is considered one of the leading sociologists in Latin America in the field of the Information Society and has developed the Hacker Ethics classes for HackerTeen. He uses and defends the use of free software.
"A teenager today faces risks and opportunities that were unknown until recently. One of the risks is becoming completely obsessed by the virtual fascination of electronic games, which are increasingly addictive and artificially realistic. One of the opportunities is to quickly master fascinating digital technologies, which are increasingly transforming human relations. HackerTeen is a unique and praiseworthy project that offers today's youth the means of transforming risks into opportunities. It allows teenagers to channel their intellectual attraction to computers into a useful and healthy investment in themselves."
Pedro Rezende is a professor of Computer Science at the University of Brasilia. He has extensive international experience and is the author of articles on current technology and law.