These free sessions are intended for staff working in Key Stage 2, 3 or 4 and working as Designated Safeguarding Leads, those working in any safeguarding role, those in a pastoral role and those teaching computing or a related subject.
We know that lots of young people are getting it wrong in cyber, usually through a lack of understanding rather than with intent. However, the harm they can cause can be significant and ruin a potentially bright future. The national Cyber Choices programme aims to divert young people with an interest or talent in the cyber world to use their skills for good, avoiding criminalisation where possible. Help us reach the right young people before it is too late. Topics covered include:
The UK cybercrime problem – why we need to act to safeguard young people
The law around computers – the Computer Misuse Act
Diversionary opportunities and the need for future cyber talent – more than just coding
Teaching this topic – resources (Key Stage 3 available, Key Stage 2 being launched May 2021)