As part of our partnership with ICT in Schools at The Word, we are proud to be able to offer you the opportunity to take part in an online esafety event about cyber security for you and your family.

We live in a connected world that will only get bigger through the advance of new technologies such as the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence.  For most people, these technologies are taken for granted.  However, more and more young people are getting involved in cyber crime. Many do it for fun without realising the consequences of their actions – but the penalties can have an impact on their long-term future. Cyber crime is not a victimless crime and is taken extremely seriously by law enforcement.

We would like to invite you to join us on a live streamed session with an officer representative from  Northumbria Police to find out more about the world of cyber security, how to protect yourself and your family from falling foul of hackers, scammers or the law!

Sessions will last for about an hour with time for questions at the end.  The sessions will be held online using Google Meet on: 

Tuesday 10th February at either 2pm or 5pm

To connect to the Google Meet use this link: https://meet.google.com/dyx-ppvh-xsp

This is part of a national initiative coordinated by the National Crime Agency and delivered by Cyber Choices teams within Regional Organised Crime Units and Local Police Force Cyber Teams.

The Cyber Choices network was created to help people make informed choices and to use their cyber skills in a legal way.  The aims of the programme are to:

  • Educate on the Computer Misuse Act 1990 and the possible consequences should they break the law.
  • Encourage individuals to make informed choices about their use of technology
  • Deter and/or divert individuals from cyber crime
  • Promote legal and ethical cyber opportunities

If you would like any further information or advice on Cyber Choices, please contact them through Cyber Choices on the NCA Website.