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Cyber Choices

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We offer an early invention scheme called ‘Cyber Choices’ (previously known as Cyber PREVENT).

The ethos of prevent is to help individuals who are showing signs of drifting into criminality to use their skills in a positive way, rather than for committing Computer Misuse Offences.

  • We work with young people on a 1-to-1 basis, if they have been referred to us
  • We also try to work proactively to educate young people on the Computer Misuse Act, as they may not realise they are committing an offence, or they may not fully understand the consequences of their actions.
  • The most important aspect is that together we help them understand what is and isn’t legal, so that they don’t head down the wrong route to become a Cyber criminal.

This is the ideal time for anyone with skill and an interest in the world of computing and all things cyber to explore a career in cyber security. 

  • The world is crying out for more cyber security professionals – a role which pays well and has a great reputation. It is important to understand that cyber security is not a solely technical role but has an emphasis on problem solving.
  • At the same time we have to understand that young people are inadvertently sliding into cyber crime. 1 in 4 teenagers have tried some form of cyber crime – many without realising. Lots of young people are heading into cyber crime through gaming.

Concerned about a young person? – We can help!

  • If you are worried about what a young person is doing online we can help. It is not too late for them. Now is the time to try and divert them to use their skills in a positive way and avoid criminal sanction. We have included a cyber glossary so that you understand the terms they may use and leave you better informed. Complete the below referral form and we will be in touch to help you help them.
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PDF icon Cyber Crime Glossary397.61 KB
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