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e-Guardian v.2 - for Educators

 e-Guardian v.2 is endorsed partner programme designed for to pedagogues of educational institutions, who seek to safely use their computers and the Internet, to teach their students, and to protect them from the Internet threats.

e-Guardian v.2 was created during the EU Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation project e-GUARDIAN ("Development and certification of skills for European Educators focused on Safe ICT and Cyber threat prevention").

Teachers, in particular, should know about the potential threats on the Internet and the consequences that may arise out of unsafe Internet use. They should know how to manage digital data in a safe manner and how to recover lost data. They should focus on the safe use of the Internet resources, learn about safety and privacy on the Internet and they should be able to use e-services safely. It was appropriate to take action, because there is lack of knowledge on Internet safety and there are no relevant Internet safety training standards nor syllabuses in national education systems.

e-GUARDIAN project results:

  • Syllabus
  • Methodology guide
  • Training programme
  • E-course
  • Student's guide
  • Pre-tests and certification tests

All the training and testing material was prepared in English and translated into e-GUARDIAN partners' languages – Latvian, German, French, Lithuanian. The certification test is endorsed by ECDL Foundation.

The syllabus is prepared as a list of relevant knowledge and skills.

1.  General e. safety knowledge
General knowledge on informational technology safety is determined in this part. It is required to know the main Internet threats, to understand that these threats are inseparable from contemporary website opportunities, and that appropriate education of users, will help to avoid them.

2.  Privacy and data processing
Knowledge on data and information safety are provided in this part. It is necessary to understand the rules of creation and usage of passwords, the processing of data safety and distribution. It is also necessary to know about backup copying and recovery of lost data.

3.  Safety measures and network security
The required knowledge about safety, when using computer networks, is indicated in this part. It is necessary to understand the usage of common resources on networks, to know how to use safety measures, provided in the operational system – antivirus and other measures, preventing from harmless program equipment, the Internet Firewall, to know how to download and to install updates.

4.  Juveniles and beginners online
This part of the programme requires understanding the benefits and limits of security program equipment, teaches to educate juveniles and new users about safety online. It is necessary to know various methods to educate, monitor, and control the usage of content and services online.

5.  Social networks and safe usage of the Internet
It is necessary to know how to ensure your safety and privacy, when you are online, and how to safely use e-services. It is focused on safety and privacy on social networks, on recognition of communication threats, on appropriate and safe usage of communication measures.

e-Guardian tests are conducted on the Internet-based Lithuanian TestEngine – the automated testing infrastructure authorized at the ECDL Foundation level. There are 30 questions in the e-Guardian test.

An e-Guardian candidate must achieve a pass mark of 80% or more to achieve certification.

The brochure about the project in EN, LT, LV, DE languages you can download here:


About e-Guardian v.2 were published:

IT Star Newsletter:

IT STAR Workshop in Bratislava:

LINQ Conference in Briussels:

More about e-Guardian v.2 you will find on our website or on project coordinator website: