Pupils urged to be safe while online

A series of Christmas Cyber Lectures aims to encourage schoolkids to become the security experts of tomorrow.

Supported by the Scottish Government, they involve interactive lectures raising awareness of the dangers of being online and will educate young people on how to protect themselves in an increasingly digital world.

Dr Martin Beaton, Cyber Security Cluster Co-ordinator for Scotland, said: “The threat of cyber security has been heightened recently due to a series of high-profile attacks like WannaCry, which have not only shocked the world but have actually encouraged businesses to sit up, listen and take cyber security seriously.”

Earlier this month schools across Scotland were challenged to come up with an innovative logo for the brand new Christmas Cyber Lectures website, in partnership with Loudon Design in Glasgow.

The winning design came from pupils at St Kentigern’s Academy in West Lothian, who were given the chance to visit Loudon Design, meet the team and see how their logo would be implemented into the new site.

 

– Edinburgh Evening Times