The road to cyber starts early

Cyber hygiene, raising awareness of cybersecurity topics, and encouraging critical thinking from a young age is essential to equipping youth with the tools needed to face the challenge of technology and digitalisation for their future life, both as end user and professionally. ECSO’s Youth4Cyber initiative aims at educating and raising the awareness of young people (6 to 26-year olds) on cybersecurity with two objectives:  

1. To raise the level of cyber hygiene and understanding of core cybersecurity concepts.

2. To stimulate an interest in a career in cybersecurity among the European youth.

Youth4Cyber engages in and supports initiatives aimed at presenting cybersecurity to youth with stimulating content on cyber hygiene, basic cybersecurity concepts and information on different possible career paths in cyber. 

Youth4Cyber Database

Catalogue of resources and initiatives

CINI - Cyberchallenge

Initiative for young people age 16 to 24. Language: English.

CINI - Olicyber

Initiative for teenagers age 14 to 18. Language: Italian.


Initiative for teenagers age 14 to 18. Language: Italian.

Cyber Ireland - CyberSafeKids

Initiative for children age 6 to 11. Language: English.

Cybersecurity Academy

Online e-learning programme - English and Swedish - Ages 9-19

HackShield Future Cyber Heroes

Videogame - English, German, Dutch, Flemish, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish