Information for children and young people

CyGen can help children and young people (CYP) everywhere to enjoy using the Internet safely.  CyGen is short for ‘Cybersafe Generation’.  CYP aged 8-14 years have designed CyGen project activities with their teachers, parents and people who work in universities. Sharing ideas and working together is the CyGen way of working – it helps CYP to learn to be citizens who live a good life.

By working together, the CyGen team has:

  • Found out what helps children and young people to use the Internet safely – and what can cause problems.
  • Used children’s and young people’s ideas to create the CyGen programme – a great multimedia education programme that can help everyone to use the Internet safely, wherever they live.
  • Designed ways to help teachers to work with children and young people to help them to get the most out of the CyGen programme
  • Tested the CyGen programme to be sure it can help CYP to stay safe and enjoy making the most of the Internet

If you want to find out more about CyGen, explore our website and the CyGen apps!