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cyber competitions and challenges

Cyber Competitions and Challenges

There are a range of different competitions and challenges, aimed at all ages, that support and challenge learners to learn about Cyber Resilience.

CyberFirst Girls Competition 2021

The NCSC are working hard to get more girls interested in a career in cyber security. The CyberFirst Girls Competition provides a fun but challenging environment to inspire the next generation of young women to consider a career in cyber security.

The competition is a team event, with each one made up of 4 female students from Year 8 in England and Wales, Year 9 in Northern Ireland and S2 in Scotland.

Find out more info here

Register here

Hear from last year’s Scottish winners and UK finalists – the Greenwood Challengers:

Cyber Skills Live

These interactive lessons don’t need any technical knowledge. By taking part, learners develop digital skills while learning about cyber security topics. The lessons are designed to give individuals an insight into one of the fastest growing industries in the UK, creating more career prospects for the younger generation.

View the lessons

run your own CRIS event

Run your own CRIS event

We have created this pack to support you in running your own Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety event. It contains information to support you when discussing different areas of CRIS (no one knows everything!) and provides activities to engage young people and adults to share their experiences of the online world.

If you do deliver your own CRIS event – please share your story with us here.


Download the pack

digital schools cyber award

Special Recognition for Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety – Digital Schools Award Scotland (DSAS)

The Special Recognition Badge for Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety is designed to provide education professionals with the resources and support required to help pupils safely navigate the digital world.

This stand-alone badge will be available to all schools that demonstrate a strategic approach to cyber resilience and internet safety.

Sign up here

Have you seen the Digital Schools Award videos on our Empowering Leaders of Change page?

bebras computational thinking

Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge for Teaching Problem Solving

The Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge is a great resource to develop your learners to the pattern spotting and problem solving skills required for maths (and it also lends itself to cyber security education too!) The questions are in the form of engaging puzzles that start off relatively easy – so every student can have a go and should get something out of the competition.

Try out previous year’s challenges here.


Here is how Portlethen Academy engaged with the challenges.


The Bebras Challenge was actually the starting point for the Scottish Cyber Champions, the Greenwood Challengers – find out all about their journey here: