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European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA)
News article26 October 2021

European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM): Connecting Europe Facility projects showcase educational resources for a safe and responsible use of the internet

cybersecurity month

While the month of October is almost over, the European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM) is in full swing with many events and campaigns raising awareness on cybersecurity and advice on how to use the internet safely. For the past year and a half, many schools had to close their doors and turn to online schooling for students due to the pandemic. Being online more often, it has become paramount for students and teachers to tackle online safety, privacy and protection of personal information.

Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme contributed to funding the operation of the Safer Internet Centres that play a key role in promoting internet safety for children and young people and offer support and advice on problems encountered online.

This week HADEA presents two EU-funded projects under CEF that created resources for teachers to engage their students in discussing about their online experiences:

  • Safer Internet Centre Estonia developed a lesson plan for teachers to introduce and discuss the topic of safe and responsible use of internet with students. The resource includes easy to use methods and training materials for teachers to help students share their experience using digital devices and the internet, as well as to support the development of good offline and online communication skills.
  •, the Belgian Safer Internet Centre, designed an educational tool for teachers and other education professionals working on the topic of online privacy and personal information. This tool consist of a password test with five questions regarding the length of passwords and online privacy for pupils. Teachers can also download a poster with the most important tips to be displayed in the classroom to go over the DOs and DON’Ts when dealing with passwords.


Publication date
26 October 2021
Programme Sector
Connecting Europe Facility 1
CybersecurityDigital technologyDigital transformationEUFunded