Team Digital Enlightenment
Educate young people about cyber security
Rebeca Marichalar Quezada
Prof. Dr. Maria Bannert
Prof. Dr. Maximilian Schiffer
Prof. Dr. Lisa Herzog
Though the Internet is already indispensable in our daily lives, knowledge regarding data protection and cybersecurity is still not commonly covered in schools. To translate scientific information into easily comprehensible information, our team Digital Enlightenment conducted twelve interactive workshops with almost one hundred and seventy students in four different Munich schools. The topics covered included artificial intelligence, hardware hacking, online sharing and tracked activities. By analyzing pre- and post-survey results, we can conclude that our workshop had a positive impact on students regardless of whether they had had previous training on the topic or not. Besides, more than 60% of students exhibited their willingness to reconsider their online behavior. Based on students’ behavior in the workshops, we may also conclude that creating a competitive environment in class has a great potential to boost the students’ motivation regarding science communication.
While our decisions might not have always been perfect, they underwent countless discussions to eventually become the best result of everyones ideas.
A stressful but meaningful life experience.
TUMJA has allowed me to create a project together with students from 4 different continents – changing my mindset and helping me to keep my feet on the ground.
I faced challenges, lived moments of joy and deception, understood the true meaning of compromise and open-mindedness and above all met amazing people.
It was a very precious experience to work with students from different fields in our team Digital Enlightenment at TUMJA!