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Working in partnership with Jobcentre/DWP and West Midlands Regional Cyber Crime Unit who delivered a virtual session about “Helping young people choose the Right and Legal Path” on Thursday 6th May 2021

Cyber security is important because smartphones, computers and the internet are now such a fundamental part of modern life, that it’s difficult to imagine how we’d function without them. From online banking and shopping, to email and social media, it’s more important than ever to stake steps that can prevent cyber criminals getting hold of our accounts, data, and devices.


Year 9 Students during their computer science lesson benefited from the workshop which covered:

  • How young people can stay safe online –  what constitutes a cyber crime under the Computer Misuse Act?
  • Making informed choices about legal and illegal cyber activity-  Helping young people to understand how to stay safe on social media accounts
  • Steering away from the dark web –  How can you identify if a young person is at risk of getting into cyber crime?
  • Engaging with positive career opportunities –    What are some positive pathways that are available?    What ethical cyber career options are available to young people?

Find out about the NCSC Cyber First programme