Cybercecurity for Schools

Digital Training for Teachers

The correct handling of the internet, its possibilities and dangers, is an important part of pupil media education. The educational programme "Teach the Teacher Cybersecurity" supports teachers from primary school onwards in this task with an online course, live training and teaching and learning materials for lessons. The great thing is: Thanks to the support of EIT Digital, the offer is free of charge – all over Europe! »Cybersecurity4Schools« Lehrende ab der Grundschule bei dieser Aufgabe. Das Tolle: Dank der Förderung von EIT Digital ist das Angebot kostenfrei – europaweit!

Our MOOCs: varied, online & free

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These Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs for short, are online courses that introduce you to the topic of cybersecurity through videos, texts and exercises.

Schritt für Schritt werden folgende Module behandelt:

  1. How do I navigate the internet?
  2. Passwords & Data security
  3. Data privacy & Big data
  4. Citizen science

A forum offers you the opportunity for further exchange and discussion. 

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MOOC by MOOC you will learn the most important basics of cybersecurity. At the end you will receive a certificate for your participation.

Overview of the Timeline

When does it start?

What is Cybersecurity?

DDOS, Botnet and man-in-the middle? The internet is full of dangers that are not always easy to understand and sometimes even more difficult to detect. Nevertheless, the first rule of cybersecurity is: don't panic!

Cybersecurity deals with aspects of information security in so-called "cyberspace". This includes all technology connected to the internet (or similar networks) for the exchange of information, e.g. chats, search engines, games, the use of apps, etc.

With a little curiosity, attention and our support, you will learn the necessary basic knowledge on the subject.
Our MOOCs cover the following topics:

How do I navigate the internet?

This modul deals with our everyday habits and usage behaviour on the internet. In contrast to the dangers in the physical world, many of the risks occurring on the internet are invisible and difficult to assess. In this modul, these processes are simulated and made visible.

Data privacy & Big data

This section of the course deals with the digital footprint we leave behind through our online activities. What personal information do we knowingly or unknowingly disclose, and which of this information is collected and analysed by third parties?

Passwords & Data security

1234 or your own date of birth are not good examples of passwords. This module will show you why this is the case. You will also learn why passwords play an important role on the internet, how to create secure passwords and how to avoid forgetting them so easily. 

Citizen science

Collecting data on the Internet also has positive aspects, for example, promoting public participation. The aim of this section is to identify the reasons why data is collected and how it can contribute to change and progress.


Live-Trainings with our Experts

Virtual, personal and interactive: the Live-Trainings complement the MOOC with live formats in which experts explain important aspects of cybersecurity in person. In three to four hours you will receive important impulses and support for your lessons.

The Live-Trainings are conducted by our experts in the fields of cybersecurity and didactics. They take place with an online conference tool where you can ask your individual questions via chat or directly in conversation.


How pupils can learn Cybersecurity

Dry theory is no fun. With the learning handouts from "Teach the Teacher Cybersecurity", pupils learn about the risks of the internet through interactive tasks. At the same time, they learn about programming, because algorithms and programming play an important role on the internet and in cybersecurity.

But what are algorithms actually? And what are the principles behind them? For "Teach the Teacher Cybersecurity", in addition to the presentation of attack scenarios, basic programming skills are also taught in the "Open Roberta Lab". This way, pupils learn to understand the basic mechanisms of cybersecurity at an early stage – as easy as ABC.

Combination Lock Cracker

How fast do you think a computer can guess a combination of 4 numbers? Remember: There are always 10.000 possibilities! (From 0000 to 9999)
Find out with our combination lock cracker! Enter a number and then press the "Guess Number" button.

A computer takes longer to guess the secret number if it has to display the intermediate steps on the monitor. So you will get two results, one with the intermediate steps and one without.

Required time without displaying intermediate steps:

Required time with displaying intermediate steps:

Password Generator

To make your password extra secure, you can use the password generator. Make sure that your password has at least 12 characters, even more!

Your generated password is:

Do you use our password card? Then set the password length to at least 4 characters to generate your start characters. You put them in front of the password of your password card.

Open Roberta Lab

Playful & hands-on

In the Open Roberta Lab the principles of programming robots and microcontrollers are taught in a playful way. Even beginners learn the graphical programming by "drag and drop" in no time. The Open Roberta Lab is suitable for children of reading age. The programming platform is used worldwide in schools from primary to secondary level. At "Teach the Teacher Cybersecurity", pupils reprogram various attack scenarios and protective measures with robots and microcontrollers in order to better understand them.

Open Roberta is available free of charge and is developed and hosted open source at the Fraunhofer IAIS in St. Augustin, Germany. The didactic programming platform is the technological advancement of the Roberta initiative there. More than 500 000 users from over 120 countries access the programming environment every month.


"Hi, I'm Cybercat!"

The topic of cybersecurity is presented in our teaching and learning materials in a colourful and age-appropriate manner. In addition to the appealing design, our mascot "Cybercat" helps to convey the complex contents to pupils in an entertaining and interesting way.


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Info- and flashcards

Info- and flashcards


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