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Educational project "Security in cyberspace"

In 2020, we continued our cooperation with the Warsaw Banking Institute and the Polish Bank Association, jointly implementing another edition of the educational project „Security in cyberspace”.

The programme was launched in 2017. Since the very beginning, Santander Bank Polska has been a partner of this initiative. The project responds to the need for practical education on safe navigation in the virtual world. Educational activities are addressed to schools, colleges, third age universities and public administration units. We effectively reach the target group through various actions, i.e. lessons, lectures, training sessions, competitions, as well as through modern communication channels.

Project objectives

  • improving the level of knowledge about cyber threats and shaping proper attitudes of Poles in the area of cyber security
  • educating and developing practical skills of Poles in efficient and safe use of modern digital tools
  • 42,354

    schoolchildren from 16 provinces took part in lessons

  • 1,696

    lessons on cyber threats

  • 1,263

    lessons delivered remotely

  • 24,989

    students attended 328 lectures

  • 1,568

    seniors took part in lectures and other activities

  • 98

    educational films and over 100 educational publications produced as part of the project

  • 100

    participants of the conference panel "Security in cyberspace"

  • 500

    students, over 1 000 schoolchildren, 53 children of bank employees
    took part in competitions

  • 2,500

    participants of educational activities prepared for the May Holiday and Children's Day

Project on the web

  • Through the project website at www.cyberbezpieczenstwo.edu.pl information related to cyber security is distributed. The website is also a database of supporting materials (films, infographics, reports and teaching aids).
  • There are currently 3 e-learning courses within the project on the following topics:
    • secure identity,
    • mobile device security,
    • secure online banking.
  • A course on „Cybersecurity” has been developed in the form of MOOCs (massive open online courses). Its target audience is students and faculty staff. Topics covered in the course include device security, passwords, personal and identity data, online and mobile banking and online shopping.
  • Due to the pandemic restrictions, a number of educational activities were prepared for Children’s Day and the May Holiday. During these days, remote meetings and special online lectures were held for children and young people. A total of 2,500 participants took part in the activities.

Project in action

For the first time, the Financial Education and Entrepreneurship Congress organised the „Security in Cyberspace” panel, during which experts in banking, electronic payments and online shopping shared their knowledge with nearly 100 conference panellists.

We joined in the educational and informational activities as part of the „”Go cashless – it’s worth it” campaign. Its objective was to educate schoolchildren, college students and senior citizens on how to make cashless payments in practice. During online meetings, experts from the bank discussed, among other things, customer behaviours related to mobile payments and the security of cashless payments.

  • Competitions for students – a number of competitions for students were organised in cooperation with the Polish Students’ Parliament. The challenge topics included cyber security and cashless payments. In total, nearly 500 persons participated in the competitions.
  • Competitions for children and young people – a number of mini art competitions and knowledge tests using online tools were organised. In total, over 1,000 participants tried their luck in the competitions.
  • Competition for children of the bank’s employees – as part of the project, a competition was also organised for children aged 6-14 on the subject of cyber security. The competition challenge was to prepare a rebus on one of the following topics: children aged 6-10 years: „A weak password has short legs”, and teenagers aged 11-14 years – „Remember to hide banking codes well”. The competition attracted 53 participants.

A total of 98 educational videos have already been produced as part of the campaign, featuring experts representing public institutions and banks, including the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Digital Affairs, the National Bank of Poland, the Polish Financial Supervision Authority, the Bank Guarantee Fund, the Credit Information Bureau and the National Clearing House. More are being created.

A wide range of publishing activities is also carried out under the programme. Over 100 publications have been issued, including the „Cyber Secure Wallet” report, the „Active Senior” and  „Active Student” bulletins.

The project received coverage from both local and national media. Cyber security was the subject of a series of partner programs „A few words about economics” broadcast on 9 radio stations and on Spotify.

Number of recipients of the "Web Safety" project

2017 2018 2019 2020
Children and adolescents 17,655 36,570 58,488 46,158
Students 7,860 12,540 25,410 25,674
Seniors 510 1,280 2,113 1,568

More about the project

You can read more about the project at www.cyberbezpieczenstwo.edu.pl.

Safe senior citizen

Seniors are one of the main target groups of this educational project, through which they can improve their knowledge of cyber threats and learn about new technologies. In 2020, in cooperation with third-age universities and the network of regional senior clubs, lectures were organised on safe navigation in the virtual world, security of transactions, identity data security, etc.

  • 1,568

    seniors attended the meetings

Together with the Ministry of Digital Affairs and the NASK Research Institute, the 'Seniors – Let’s meet online’ campaign was conducted. The concept was developed as part of the competition „(Un)safe online” addressed to non-governmental organisations, which was announced as part of the campaign „e-Pole can do it!”. As part of the campaign, five simple brochures were written in comprehensible language and five short educational videos were made. Their topics were chosen with a view to first helping seniors learn about possible dangers on the Internet, and then teaching them how to avoid the dangers. The videos act as an introduction to each of the topics, while the brochures elaborate on and supplement  the videos. Actress Barbara Bursztynowicz and her daughter Małgorzata became ambassadors of the campaign.

  • 300,000

    unique viewers of the campaign content.

More about the campaign

You can read more about the campaign at website.

Webinars for senior citizens

Additionally, as part of the "Security in cyberspace" project implemented by the Warsaw Banking Institute, cooperation was established with the National Institute of Silver Economy, an institution involved in dissemination of knowledge and support for senior citizens. Within the framework of the cooperation, five thematic webinars were prepared and a course on safe electronic payments was developed. The bank is a partner to this action.

More information about projects for seniors and our approach to this target group here

"How’s your driving" project

The initiative, which we have been implementing since 2015, is our contribution to increasing road safety and building road culture in Poland. It promotes responsible and polite behaviour on the road and although it is mainly aimed at drivers, its beneficiaries include all road users. As part of the campaign a number of social media activities were carried out, including engaging competitions and advice addressed to selected target groups. Posts about technological innovations, pandemic, advice for young drivers and the dangers of using a mobile phone behind the wheel attracted most attention.


Campaigns supporting the initiative in 2020:


Raising awareness of the risks and eliminating the infamous practice of looking at a smartphone screen instead of at the road. Campaign featuring Santander brand ambassador Marcin Dorociński.

  • >850,000

    post reach


Specifically for parents looking after their children during lockdowns, we prepared around 30 online activities available at www.jakjezdzisz.pl. The activities refer to safety and educational topics. The solution to each puzzle was accompanied by a takeaway lesson about safety rules, ecology or good habits.

  • >1,500

    number of game downloads

  • 100,000

    post reach


A series of holiday tips for parents on various aspects of travelling with children, from length and frequency of stops to criteria for choosing a child seat. Anyone travelling with a child will find plenty of useful tips under this hashtag.

  • >150,000

    post reach


A special campaign, also addressed to bank employees, about the rules of proper car parking. In this series of posts we drew attention to good habits, including the aspect of driving, referring to one of our most important missions: promoting kindness and empathy on the roads and knowledge of traffic regulations. We tested internet users’ knowledge in this area with  dedicated quizzes.

  • >320,000

    post reach

How’s your driving 2020 in numbers:

  • 5 million

    social media users

  • 145,000

    followers of the Facebook fanpage

  • 728,000

    persons - average monthly reach on Facebook

  • 6,000

    comments on posts and over

  • >2,000

    shares on Facebook

  • 3,000

    fans on Instagram

More about the campaign

You can read more about the campaign at www.jakjezdzisz.pl.