What is CyberLand?
CyberLand is a series of 16 fun, interactive online games that help teachers and after school club leaders introduce key concepts in cyber security. The perfect Friday afternoon or end of term activity – or a rewarding break in an IT lesson – CyberLand is suitable for all ages and levels of technical ability.
By working their way through CyberLand’s immersive activities, physical games and practical challenges, students will:
- Learn about key cyber concepts such as the use of firewalls, public wifi and phishing emails
- Understand how to stay safe online
- Discover some of the key roles in the cyber security industry and how different individuals work together to protect our systems from attack
- Strengthen the skills they’ll need for a career in tech or information security
Learning in lockdown
“The game gave us a further insight into cyber security than any other cyber security course I have ever done. It felt more relevant to the real world than the stuff we are normally taught.” Katie, CyberLand Challenge winner
The National Crime Agency (NCA) partnered with Cyber Security Challenge UK earlier this year to launch the CyberLand game, designed to nurture young cyber talent and reduce the global skills shortage. Tens of thousands of players nationally logged on to test and improve their cyber security knowledge, representing the most diverse pool of talent engaged to date.
CyberLand and the CyberLand Challenge formed part of the NCA’s Cyber Choices programme – an ongoing effort to guide young people towards positive pathways while staying on the right side of the law
Cyber Choices: Helping you choose the right and legal path
The National Crime Agency works hard to support and channel young cyber talent in the right direction. Check out Cyber Choices for advice, resources and a whole range of online games you can try to develop your technical skills.