Cyber Comms Toolkit for July 2017 – Young People
Being Safe online:
School’s out for summer and young people are looking forward to having more free time on their hands. For some, this will be spent using the internet to keep in touch with friends, catch up with the latest apps and online trends, and playing their favourite games.
Unfortunately not everyone has our children’s best interests at heart. The dangers posed online by predators and peers cannot be underestimated. It is EVERYONE’S responsibility to enhance internet safety for our young people.
Please use these resources to raise awareness of how everyone can keep our young people safer online e.g. tweet or blog to help your staff or stakeholders know about keeping kids safe online.
For those young people who are particularly online savvy and have a passion for all things cyber, teens across the UK will once again have the chance to take part in an expanded range of CyberFirst courses. Designed by cyber security experts from the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ), and delivered by experienced training partner QA, and the national education charity, The Smallpiece Trust.
Rather than focus solely on theory, attendees are given the opportunity to explore modern security technology, whilst working with the latest cyber security tools. There are still places left for this non-residential course in Glasgow for 15 – 16 year olds (Girls only) who are looking to study computer science and want to enhance their cyber skills.
Please feel free to use the social media messages to spread the word!
How could you use this toolkit?
Organisations can use this toolkit to do:
- a social media post, blog or a press release if the subject is very relevant to their communities
- a staff email or an article on staff intranet.
Being Safe online:
- The internet is a fantastic place to connect with others, be creative and discover new things but it is EVERYONE’S responsibility to enhance internet safety for our young people.
- Encourage young people to use the privacy tools on the services they use, so that the content they post is only available to people they know and trust in real life.
- The holidays are also a good opportunity to talk to young people about their online friendships and encourage them to be good online friends.
- The world-leading young people we support through Cyber First will help protect Scotland from the growing tide of cyber attacks and cyber crime.
- It’s important we engage and interest young people in the career opportunities the cyber security sector offers.
- Our aspiration is simple – we want Scotland to be one of the safest places to do business and use services online.
- Cyber security is a core part of our long-term economic plan and so the Cyber First scheme helps ensure we recruit and nurture talent, and that we have the best possible skills to protect our nation for the future.
SOCIAL MEDIA TEXT
Please feel free to use the following text or adapt to your particular audiences.
Being Safe online
Let’s keep our young people safe on their devices and protect them against online dangers #CyberAwareScotland
Talk to your kids about online safety. Have rules about sharing personal information or photos #CyberAwareScotland
Encourage kids to use the privacy tools so only ppl they know and trust can see their posts #CyberAwareScotland
Did you know @SnapChat now uses #geotags? Let’s ensure our kids know how to keep their location private when using apps #CyberAwareScotland
The internet is a fantastic place to connect with others, be creative and discover new things but it is EVERYONE’S responsibility to enhance internet safety for our young people. Let’s keep our young people safe on their devices and protect them against online dangers #CyberAwareScotland
Did you know Snapchat recently introduced geotags? Encourage young people to use the privacy tools on the services they use, so that the content they post is only available to people they know and trust in real life. Let’s keep our young people safe on their devices and protect them against online dangers. #CyberAwareScotland
We want to encourage more young women to consider a career in cyber https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyberfirst-futures #CyberFirst
There has never been a greater need for young talented people to help protect UK society, join #CyberFirst https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyberfirst-futures
Wondering how to fill the summer holidays? Our free #CyberFirst courses are open to 15-16 year olds and places still available in #Glasgow https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyberfirst-futures
The #CyberFirst initiatives have an important part to play to redress the gender imbalance in #cybersecurity – non-res places in #Glasgow available! hhttps://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyberfirst-futures
The CyberFirst FREE course aims to identify, support and develop the next generation of the UK’s cyber talent. Non-residential courses in Glasgow are still available for girls 15-16 years old interested in a career in national security. Is that you or someone you know? https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyberfirst-futures
- Police Scotland are dedicated to keeping children safe both off and online. For guidance on how children can be safe online visit http://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/young-people/supporting-children-and-young-people/keep-your-child-safe-online
- More information on Cyber First can be found at https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyberfirst-futures