Police Scotland decided at a strategic level that the best way to address the Cyber security problem that exists within society is through education. The Cyber Security division of Police Scotland formed a partnership with Kyle Academy to come up with an education course for first year pupils that would involve pupils being taught how to identify the dangers their family face while using the internet and WWW. Pupils would then go home and teach the different generations of their family how to stay safe while using the internet and WWW. Due to the success of the partnership SQA are in the process of creating a NPA in Cyber Security that will be ready to be delivered in August 2015.
Scott Hunter Principal teacher of Computing Science at Kyle academy has worked with Police Scotland to create a 10 week course on Cyber Security. At the end and on passing the assessment learners achieve a Cyber Security Open(digital) Badge from Police Scotland.
Scott will give a brief history of the project and the impact this has had on his learners and the wider school and local community. He will take you through the course and give you the links to the materials and assessment so you can use this with your learners.
Bobby Elliot from the SQA will give an introduction to the new Cyber Security national unit being developed.
Tickets for the half day event (AM and PM sessions available) on the 18th June are available here:
The links that were provided during this course will they be available to all teachers?
The materials developed at Kyle Academy for S1(ish) Cyber Security are on the Glow Scotland Computing Science site: http://www.tinyurl.com/GlowCompSci. There’s a writeup of the event with links to presentations &c. on the CASS website too: http://www.cas.scot/cyber-security-events/
The SQA are launching the Cyber Security NPA in Stirling on the 1st October, details are here: http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/74597.html