Scottish e-Bug

Publication Date: 11 October 2019

​​​​What is e​-Bug? 

​​​​​​​​​e-Bug is a free European wide educational resource. It uses online materials, animations and games to educate children, young people and the community about:

  • microbes
  • infection control
  • the use of antibiotics 

We are the e-Bug partner for Scotland.

For more information, visit the e-Bug website.

What resources are a​​vailable?

For educators, there are resources that compliment the Scottish curriculum, such as:

  • lesson plans
  • worksheets
  • practical activities

To continue their learning experience at home, pupils and young people can access:

  • fact files
  • revision notes
  • quizzes

How can I imple​​ment e-Bug in my school?

e-Bug have developed free face-to-face e-Bug Approved Educator Training sessions. This will give educators the skills, knowledge and confidence to teach using e-Bug resources. It also gives them a chance to see the e-Bug activities in action.

The training includes a combination of:

  • junior activity demonstrations
  • senior activity demonstrations
  • activities from Beat the Bugs, which is a six-week community hygiene and self-care course

Educators will learn about the following, tailored to the groups that they ​teach:

  • an introduction to microbes
  • hand and respiratory hygiene
  • food hygiene
  • oral hygiene
  • antibiotics self-care

Upon attending the training and passing the short multiple choice test you will be an "Approved e-Bug Educator". Your name will appear on the e-Bug website as one of the e-Bug approved educators, valid for one year, and we will provided you with a CPD certificate.


Please email us at​​​​​ ​i​f you would like to know more about attending a training session.​​

Resource information

Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Reference materials