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.
If the sixth Internet Day, which was to take place in March last year, was not held due to the pandemic, then this year, the event will take place via a secure live broadcast. However, despite the changed circumstances, the idea of Internet Day still remains the same - to bring together those interested in the Estonian Internet community to contribute to the development of our Internet by discussing topical issues. The motto of this year's Internet Day is "Tomorrow's weather on the Internet."
It was 2018 when we first met with the Czech registry to discuss the option of adding eIDAS to our public-facing web interfaces with the goal of strengthening the identification of our registrants and contacts. We are both very active in developing our businesses, so the question came up on how to find resources to make this happen. Luckily the EU also believes it to be beneficial to promote eIDAS usage and made support measures available via its Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) tool. The Czechs took the lead role and off we went!
Here’s a brief look back at the .ee registry in 2020 – how many domain names were ordered, how many were abandoned, and the dynamics of the registry over the past decade. By the way, do you know what the longest .ee domain registered in 2020 was?