“CYBER SECURITY PLAYS AN INTEGRAL ROLE IN THE CURRICULUM”: INTERNET CENTRAL TEACHES PUPILS ACROSS NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE HOW TO STAY SAFE ONLINE.
Stoke-on-Trent based Internet Central visited Newcastle Academy yesterday to speak to 400 pupils and 35 staff about the importance of staying safe online.
The event comes as part of a group of presentations being made by Internet Central to schools within the United Endeavour Trust; equating to over 850 students across North Staffordshire.
Scott James, Head of Sales and Marketing at Internet Central commented on the campaign: “As an internet service provider I feel that we, as a business, have a duty to teach the next generation how to stay safe online. The internet is a fantastic thing and can help our children to learn, grow and achieve great things. However, it is imperative that they are aware of the dangers with regards to protecting their privacy and securing their details which could make them susceptible to cybercrime.”
The presentation offers students an insight in to a real life cybersecurity hack; demonstrating how an imitation Wi-Fi connection can expose private details including bank account details, passwords and contact information.
Isobel White, Assistant Principal at Newcastle Academy commented on the partnership: “While cyber security already plays a key part in our curriculum, this partnership enables us to offer an altogether new level of understanding to our children. By demonstrating examples where our children’s online security is undermined we can really hammer home the fact that cybercrime is very real and cybersecurity is vital.”
The campaign will now be rolled out to the remaining two schools in the trust.
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Internet Central was formed in 1995 and has customers such as Black Country NHS, TG Holdcroft, Novus, NWF and Knights Solicitors.