Teach the Teacher Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity for Schools and Education

Educational apps, search engines or video platforms: The internet is already an interesting place of unlimited possibilities for students. But how does it actually work and what dangers lurk in it?

In the free educational programme "Teach the Teacher Cybersecurity" run by EIT Digital and Fraunhofer IAIS, educators learn how to teach children and young people playfully the correct and conscious way to interact with the online world and prepare them for their digital future.

Further Training for Teachers & Co

From the minimal use of personal data, secure passwords to the first steps with encryption

Learn about the key elements of cybersecurity through the online courses (MOOCs), live training, and handouts at »Teach the Teacher Cybersecurity«. With our interactive teaching and learning resources, the lessons can then start right away: Your pupils learn how to use the internet safely in a playful and age-appropriate way - accompanied by our digital mascot »Cybercat«.

The earlier students learn the correct handling, the more naturally they put it into practice. The programme is therefore aimed at pupils from primary school onwards.

Free training on cybersecurity

For teachers and educational specialists

From primary to secondary school

You can expect:


Our online courses, so-called Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs for short), uses videos, texts and exercises to provide a step-by-step introduction to the topic of cybersecurity. A forum offers you the opportunity for further exchange and discussion.


Virtual, personal and interactive:
The live trainings complement the MOOCs with live formats in which experts explain important aspects of cybersecurity to you in person. Use the interactive framework to clarify individual questions.

Teaching resources

Whether learning games for the whole class, informative flashcards or worksheets to print out and get started right away: The teaching and learning resources from »Teach the Teacher Cybersecurity« playfully introduce the topic of cybersecurity to the classroom.

Overview of the timeline

When does it start?



Information events, taster workshops or live trainings, in which experts introduce you to cybersecurity aspects – you will find an overview of all future events here.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

About the Project

Understanding the internet and handling it safely

»Teach the Teacher Cybersecurity« is a joint project of the European organisation for digital innovation and entrepreneurial education »EIT Digital« and the »Fraunhofer Institute for Analysis and Information Systems IAIS« from Germany. With the educational programme, the cooperation partners pursue the goal of making pupils throughout Europe fit for cybersecurity. To this end, teachers are trained free of charge on the topic according to the »teach-the-teacher« principle.

Digital Literacy for Europe

The Project Partners

EIT Digital is a leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation driving Europe’s digital transformation.

EIT Digital strengthens Europe’s position in the digital world by delivering breakthrough digital innovations to the market and breeding entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and improved quality of life. Its way of working embodies the future of innovation through a pan-European ecosystem of over 200 top European corporations, SMEs, startups, universities and research institutes.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS is one of the leading scientific institutes in the fields of artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data in Germany and Europe.

With the Roberta initiative and the associated Open Roberta programming platform, Fraunhofer IAIS has been inspiring young people in particular to science and technology since 2002 and has been training thousands of teachers with a gender-appropriate course concept – playful, sustainable and hands-on!

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