Over 7,000 students to date crush CyberNuts
Under the auspices of the European Cyber Security Month, the CyberNut (KüberPähkel) survey is carried out in Estonia among Grade 4 to 9 pupils under the leadership of TalTech and the Estonian Internet Foundation, and with the support of the Ministry of Defence. As part of the survey, students can challenge themselves in basic knowledge about digital safety and crypto puzzles.
- Students' assessment of their digital competence and safe behaviour is good or very good. The assessment of content creation (including programming or creation of websites) is lower;
- People operate online mostly under their own name; according to two-thirds of respondents, having a dummy account is not a trend;
- There are many social media opportunities used in the school, including with the teacher. Schools should pay more attention to the security of this activity;
- Two-thirds of respondents do not have experience with cyber bullying;
- Most students have a high interest in using new technologies (drones, 3D printing, etc.).
If your child has not yet participated in the survey, they can do so during the school holidays at www.kyberpahkel.ee! Participation in the survey is open from 1 October to 2 November 2018.
Between 1 October and 2 November, Gr. 4-9 pupils from schools all over Estonia were able to test themselves in the CyberNut survey on digital safety and cyber security, which was organised as part of the CyberOlympics project. There were 5,603 participants from the second school level (Gr. 4-6) and 3,955 students from the third school level (Gr. 7-9). The most active participants came from Tallinn and Harjumaa, Tartu and Tartumaa, Lääne-Virumaa and Saaremaa.
The electronic use of Estonian Mobile-ID was interrupted from 09:52 until 14:28 today. This may have cause problems with log-in to .ee's registrant and registrar portals and other e-services using Mobile-ID as well as digital signing and other certificate-related services.
The Estonian team came seventh out of 17 countries at the two-day European Cyber Security Challenge competition held in London. The competition was organised by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), Cyber Security Challenge UK, and telecommunications company BT Group plc.