Bioshot Rosie HtmlSpeaking of educating the kids, Occasional Superheroine leads us to the NSA’s “kid’s site” complete with lovable with cartoon characters.

We’re the CryptoKids and we love cryptology.

What’s cryptology? Cryptology is making and breaking codes. It’s so cool. We make codes so we can send secret messages to our friends. And we try to figure out what other people are writing about by breaking their codes. It’s a lot of fun.

Bioshot Sam HtmlOn this site, you can learn all about codes and ciphers, play lots of games and activities, and get to know each of us – Crypto Cat™, Decipher Dog™, Rosetta Stone, Slate, Joules, T.Top, and, of course, our leader CSS Sam.


  1. Remember, Kids: whenever texting your friend about which classmates you want to kill and how, ALWAYS encrypt your messages! mdmjhaA6mgad*WJE

  2. It always gives me pause when I drive by the NSA building when Im on the Parkway between DC and Baltimore.

    that said, I have stopped at the Cryptology Museum and it is pretty neat.

  3. I salute them for managing a broader cross-section of backgrounds than these sorts of things usually get or manage.
    But the names and the art? OY. VEY. I smell Project by Committee.