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Everyone can make an impact on young people's lives by showing them the world of cyber... You don't always need to be a technical whizz yourself.

We need people like you to help us inspire young minds and nurture talent to ensure the next generation of cyber professionals will have the skills they need to safeguard our digital planet.

Our resource library is available for anyone to use and includes lots of great activities and educational content such as lesson plans, homework booklets and more.

Submitted by teachers and students at our CyberFirst Schools and Colleges, as well as industry and academia members, there's lots of exciting content available.


CyberTV showcases lots of fantastic videos including interviews, vlogs and discussions from students, apprentices, and industry experts.

Hear what students have been up to at our CyberFirst Schools, or perhaps you're looking for role models talking about their careers and how they got into the cyber industry?

Whether you're looking for a 2 min video or a 10 minute interview, you'll find lots of things to watch on CyberTV.

Role models

There are lots of unhelpful stereo-types around cyber security and the technology industry. The truth is we need people from all walks of life and all abilities to play their part in making the UK the safest place to live and work online.

Role models are key to showing young people that a career in cyber security or technology can be for everyone. There is such a variety of roles and specialisms, not all of them are technical, and many different entry routes into the industry.

Click the button below to hear more from our role models who all have very different skills, jobs and backgrounds but all work in cyber security.

Using Technology To Enhance The Curriculum

Knockevin Special School in Northern Ireland is the first Special School to receive CyberFirst status with their Bronze Award in 2021.

Computing skills are not taught as a stand-alone subject, but are fully integrated and reinforced across all subjects.

Pupils even worked together to design their ‘Digital Safeguarding Mascot’ and decide on key safety messages that would become their ‘code’ for staying safe online.

Sharing Knowledge

Abertillery Learning Community was awarded a CyberFirst Silver Award in 2021.

Students from all key stages can apply to be a "Digital Leader" where they must complete a series of tasks to demonstrate their understanding and skills.

These Digital Leaders share their knowledge with primary school students by holding E-safety workshops and providing a carousel of activities for them to complete.

This has also been delivered to parents.

Finding Cyber In Lessons

Ballycastle High School was awarded a CyberFirst Silver Award in 2021.

During the home economics lessons at Ballycastle High School, pupils are shown how to follow recipes using flowcharts and algorithms.

They have also incorporated encryption into maths when teaching about prime numbers.