Who can participate in Cyber Comp?
All students in Aotearoa New Zealand from years 6-13 can participate for free in Cyber Comp.
Why should students take part in Cyber Comp?
After taking part in Cyber Comp students will:
- Have a greater understanding of why it is important to protect their personal information
- Know how to create stronger passwords
- Be able to evaluate emails and text messages to reduce the risk of falling victim to scams
- Understand what to do if they receive a scam email or message
When should students work on Cyber Comp?
We recommend students take part in Cyber Comp at school, during class time. The activity is suitable as an individual or whole class activity.
How do students participate in Cyber Comp?
The competition window for the first round of Cyber Comp 2023 will be open for 4 weeks from October 24, 2023. They must start and finish the competition during the four weeks.
Do my students all need to do Cyber Comp at the same time?
No, students can start and finish the competition in their own time.
When do students and teacher get their results?
Teachers can view their students' results in their teacher dashboard in the week after Cyber Comp finishes. Students will be able to view their Cyber Comp results in the week after Cyber Comp is completed. Schools will also receive a report outlining aggregated results for their school, with suggestions to improve their school's overall cyber security awareness.
What happens after the Cyber Comp is over?
After the competition window, Cyber Comp will no longer be available to teachers and students.
Is there a cost to take part?
Thanks to our sponsors, Cyber Comp is free for Aotearoa New Zealand students in years 6-13.
Are there prizes?
All students taking part in Cyber Comp receive a certificate recognising their achievement.
Information for teachers
How can my students prepare?
No preparation is required for your students to take part in Cyber Comp. It’s good if your students have a general awareness of how to stay secure online. The final questions in Cyber Comp are designed to be challenging for students. All problems contain an explanation, and some hints are also provided.
Do my students need to have an understanding of cyber security to take part?
Students do not need any specific understanding of cyber security to take part in Cyber Comp.
Do students take part as individuals or in teams?
Students register individually on grokacademy.org to take part in Cyber Comp. We encourage students to discuss their answers with peers and and as a group when they receive their results and feedback.
How can students continue learning after they complete Cyber Comp?
We will be releasing further cyber security courses and content for students to work on in 2023.
How do I register students if I am a teacher?
Teachers can visit their teacher dashboard
and assign students to the relevant comp for their year level.