For two weeks in June, Australian school kids will be taking part in a national competition to build cyber security skills and awareness.
Grok CyberComp is a free national competition for Australian students in years 5 to 12, starting from 31 May and running over 2 weeks. Students take part in a 45-minute online activity to compete. The competition builds cyber security awareness and skills in students, with students learning:
- What makes a secure password
- Why it’s important to keep some information private
- How to outsmart scammers and tell a phishing email from a legitimate one
It’s easy to get involved. Students simply sign into Grok Learning between 31 May and 13 June and they will have a timed 45-minute window to complete the Competition. All the details of Grok Cyber Comp are available at grokacademy.org/grok-cyber.
To access the competition, you’ll need to get your students registered on Grok Learning. This is free to do. You can either register students yourself, or students can create their own free accounts. Full information about registering students is available here: https://docs.groklearning.io/article/14-how-do-i-register-my-students.
We suggest you do this ahead of time. As a teacher, you can create a free verified teacher account: this will give you access to your students’ results, and also gives you free access to all of the courses available on Grok Learning.
Once your students are registered, you can assign the competition to your students from your Grok Learning teacher dashboard: https://groklearning.com/dashboard/: be sure to assign the students to the correct stream for their year level:
- Year 5/6 students: cmp.ac/cybercomp56
- Year 7/8 students: cmp.ac/cybercomp78
- Year 9+ students: cmp.ac/cybercomp912
Alternatively, you can provide the links above to students in class and they can open the Competition and get started straight away.
Good luck to your students!