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The North West Cyber Safety Programme has developed a number of resources which can be used by teachers, youth workers and other educators of young people to teach them about the threat from cybercrime, how to protect themselves, remain ethical online and the employment opportunities which exist within the cyber security arena.

Cyber Crime and Cyber Security (PDF)

This document is intended primarily as a CPD resource for teachers although the contents will also be of value to anyone who seeks to enhance their knowledge around the crucial topics of cybercrime, e-safety and cyber security. The document provides a comprehensive overview of the current threat from cybercrime (focusing on young people) and provides advice about how individuals can protect themselves online and what the educators of young people can do to help. It provides an introduction to the cyber security topics of network security, data protection and information about the motivations and methodology of the cybercriminal.

Cyber Crime and Cyber Safety Assembly – Primary

This is a PowerPoint presentation which can be used either as an assembly or in a lesson to teach primary school children about cybercrime and how to protect themselves and stay ethical online. The session invites young people to become Cyber Defenders and to help defeat cybercrime, teaching young people about the key threats that they face from today’s cybercriminal with a focus on malware and hacking. It encourages young people to adopt good cyber hygiene, to manage their digital footprint and to remain ethical online (with a focus on online gaming and pathways into cybercrime). To deliver this session takes approximately one hour.

Cyber Crime and Cyber Safety Assembly – Secondary

This is a PowerPoint presentation which can be used either as an assembly or in a lesson to teach secondary school pupils about cybercrime and how to protect themselves and stay ethical online. The session invites young people to become Cyber Defenders and to help defeat cybercrime, teaching young people about the key threats that they face from today’s cybercriminal with a focus on malware and hacking. It encourages young people to adopt good cyber hygiene, to manage their digital footprint and to remain ethical online (with a focus on online gaming and pathways into cybercrime). It also promotes cyber security as a career option for young people. To deliver this session takes approximately 30 minutes.

Cyber Security Presentation and Quiz – Secondary

Quiz answer sheet

Based around a quiz this PowerPoint presentation teaches young people about the main threats that they face from cybercrime and how to protect themselves and their devices and promotes employment opportunities in the cyber security industry.