Staying safe online; ParentInfo and Cyberland.
We've been contacted by our Community Partner, Merseyside Police, and their Cyber Prevent and Protect Team; to share information about a couple of useful resources which may be of interest to our members and parents / carers.
Parent Info partners with the National Crime Agency Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) team. It is a standalone website for parents and is embedded as a ‘newsfeed’ on over 8,000 school websites.
New content is written on a weekly basis and articles currently have a COVID-19 focus.
This is an online game where young people aged 12 to 18 can get involved in protecting a virtual city from a cyber attack. There are 16 interactive exercises which include the fundamentals of cyber security, such as firewall configuration, and a module on the Computer Misuse Act (1990). Individuals can also explore career opportunities linked to their digital skills.
Access is free until September 2020.