Cybersecurity Education Initiatives in the EU Member States

Today, the internet is a tool used in many educational activities, which increases the amount of time children are exposed to cyberspace and its risks. Informing young users about the importance of maintaining personal privacy is not enough to keep them vigilant when using the internet. More proactive training is required to teach children to be safe online. Member States, which are advised to increase their cybersecurity capacity, have made efforts to raise cybersecurity awareness among their population through initiatives targeting different age groups of users. With regard to children in particular, the Safer Internet Centers1, co-funded by the European Commission, have proven to be the main drivers of the majority of initiatives at the national level and have served as a forum for cooperation and exchange of resources. In line with the European Cybersecurity Act, Article 102, ENISA has the mission to focus its efforts in supporting cybersecurity in all levels of education in the Member States. In this context, ENISA has a mandate to support closer coordination and exchange of best practices among Member States on cybersecurity awareness and education.


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