The 2020 Challenge is now open for registration and will run from 2nd – 13th November
The Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge is used by lots of educators to introduce their learners to the pattern spotting and problem solving skills required for cyber education. The questions are in the form of engaging puzzles that start off relatively easy so every student can have a go and should get something out of the competition.
Try out previous year’s challenges here.
CyberFirst is a programme of opportunities to help young people aged 11 – 17 years explore their passion for tech by introducing them to the fast paced world of cyber security.
Find out more about CyberFirst.
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) provide short courses designed to introduce the younger generation to the world of cyber security. There are different challenges for different age groups, starting with Trailblazers at S2.
Find out more about the courses.
There is also a CyberFirst Girls competition for S2s.
The Scottish Cyber Awards are for anyone working in the cyber field who feels they or they know of someone who is going above and beyond their day job to make a difference to the cyber security of Scotland. Nominate yourself or share the love and nominate a colleague or partner who is excelling.
The aim of the session is to raise awareness of some of the issue that may arise when using digital platform to engage with leaners.
This session will help you identify the risks you could face and the steps you can take to mitigate these while teaching and learning remotely.
Thursday 14th May at 11am, 1 hour
The Digital Skills Team and Police Scotland will be delivering a webinar on current cyber issues that teachers will be facing while engaging with learners in lock down. Areas included will be:
· Rise of cyber enabled crime and how it relates to schools
· Identifying risks and setting up your home to deliver online learning
Please be aware that this session is for practitioners across Scotland who have access to Microsoft Teams through Glow.
The webinar will take place on Wednesday 6th May 2020 at 10am.
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Special Recognition for Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety
The Special Recognition Badge for Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety is designed to provide education professionals with the resources and support required to help pupils safely navigate the digital world.
This stand-alone badge is available to all schools that demonstrate a strategic approach to cyber resilience and internet safety
Register for the award here.
Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
Explore one of the six Thinkuknow websites for advice about staying safe when you’re on a phone, tablet or computer.