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Be Safe Online - Cyber Crime Competition 2021

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Teacher and TV personality Baasit Siddiqui has teamed up with Nottinghamshire Police to educate pupils throughout lockdown about cyber crime and other online dangers.

The teacher has jointly created a series of online lessons with force cyber protect and prevent officer Kirsty Jackson, as well as supporting the launch of a new cyber crime competition - with pupils across Nottinghamshire set to win prizes for their creations.

Baasit from Derby, who also runs Siddiqui Education, an organisation which helps inspire children through workshops, is excited to help thousands of children learn from their homes while schools are closed.

The competition for 9 to 13-year-olds was launched on 18 January 2021 and aims to help children learn about cyber crime.

They will also learn, to understand key phrases, password security and find out why it's so important to protect themselves as well as friends and family online.

The interactive lessons will give pupils clear tasks as well as questioning around the Computer Misuse Act to help them understand what crimes online are and the consequences of committing these offences.

By entering the competition children have the opportunity to win prizes for creating a piece of work that will help educate their peers on how to best protect their online accounts.

The competition is to set to finish next month, with entries being judged by Nottinghamshire Police’s cyber crime team, Natterhub, Cyber Security Partners and Siddiqui Education.

Nottinghamshire Police cyber protect and prevent officer Kirsty Jackson is organising the competition and online lesson plans with Siddiqui Education.

She said: "This is a really exciting project and I'm delighted to be working closely with Siddiqui Education who have a wealth of knowledge in engaging with children.

"The competition targets year five, six, seven and eight to create a piece of work highlighting key cyber protect advice.”

"This is an innovative way to expand key education. The lessons are designed to help avoid children falling victim to cyber crime and also committing any offences. A lot of the time we find that children aren’t always aware that they’ve broken the law or of the consequences of doing so when online.”

"The winners will have their work showcased and will be included in the advice we share across Nottinghamshire to help spread the protect advice even further. I'd like to wish everyone taking part all the best with their entries."

“I’m asking students to create a piece of work to educate their peers on how to protect themselves and each other from Cyber Crime. The key information covered with the students that they will need to include in the project relates to Password Security and Two Factor Authentication (2FA) to keep online accounts secure. Please refer to our lesson plans for further information.

”For the lucky winners I have prizes to give away including a Nintendo Switch, IPAD, x2 £100 amazon vouchers, x2 £75 amazon vouchers and runner-up prizes.”

”Every school that enters will be entered into a raffle for the chance of winning cash prizes (x2 £250 available), laptops (x2 available) or a year’s subscription to Britannica Digital Learning: https://britannica.co.uk/

The competition shows the force’s commitment to promote Safer Internet Day which is on 9 February 2021 this year.

The force will also be celebrating the learning by providing an opportunity on that day to take part in a live Q&A with Bassit and Kirsty on some of the key learnings of the lessons.

Find out more about the competition by looking out for the hashtag #nottscybercomp

When:

All submissions for the competition must be received by 22/02/2021.

The school will have to set a date for students’ entries to be finished by in order to give staff time to select their final competition entries.

Where to send:

Submissions can be sent via email to participating schools who will choose their final entries to be submitted.

Please include the School name, year group, class name and a contact number (for contact for successful submissions) with all submissions. Name of the child is optional as entries maybe showcased on our social media channels to recognise the work (this may include local press).

Get involved:

For schools wishing to get involved, please email CyberProtect@Nottinghamshire.pnn.police.uk

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