r00tz Asylum is a nonprofit dedicated to teaching kids around the world how to love being white-hat hackers. A white-hat hacker is someone who enjoys thinking of innovative new ways to make, break and use anything to create a better world.

Hacking gives you super-human powers. You can travel time and space. It is your responsibility to use these powers for good and only good. Below is an set of core values and rules defining the proper conduct for r00tz. r00tz kids are expected to live by this honor code at all times.


Ask yourself, how can you most contribute to this world? What are you best at? What could you become best at? Why are you here? What is the most good you can do?


r00tz DEFCON Kids focuses on these fundamental truths about the universe:
– The world is one. We are all connected.
– These connections are growing stronger and faster everyday.
– Chaos controls the connections.
– Focus controls the chaos.
– You control the focus.


Please remember these values in everything you do:
– Only do good
– Always do your best
– Constantly improve
– Innovate
– Think long-term
– Be positive
– Visualize it
– Have fun
– Inspire others
– Go big


The Internet is a small place. Word gets around, fast. Follow these rules at all times:
– Only hack things you own
– Do not hack anything you rely on
– Respect the rights of others
– Know the law and the possible risk and consequences for breaking it
– Find a safe playground


r00tz is about creating a better world. You have the power and responsibility to do so. Now go do it! We are here to help you.