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Launch of KMCSN (Kent & Medway CyberSchools Network)

Launch of KMCSN (Kent & Medway CyberSchools Network)

 29 Nov 2023 | views: 446 | Resources

We are excited to be working with University of Kent and the KMCC (Kent & Medway Cyber Cluster) where iCSS is setting up the KMCSN (Kent & Medway CyberSchools Network).

KMCSN is a local network of stakeholders (organisations and individuals) who are interested in pre-university cyber security and online safety education and awareness raising activities for children and school pupils of all ages up to 18 years old, with a geographical focus on pupils attending a local school or pre-university college in Kent and Medway.

KMCSN will support local schools/colleges, teachers and other school staff, university researchers and educators active in school outreach activities to better develop and deliver pre-university cyber security and online safety education and awareness raising activities, which will include CyberFirst-branded ones using materials provided by the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre, part of GCHQ) thanks to the University of Kent’s CyberFirst membership. It aims at making all children in Kent and Medway more cyber ready and resilient future citizens, no matter what career path they will choose in the future.

A priority area of activities of KMCSN will be around developing useful and reusable resources for schools, teachers and other stakeholders, especially digital resources, design tools and guidelines. iCSS has already produced some resources before KMCSN is established and will work with members of KMCSN to produce more in the future. We welcome members of KMCSN to suggest resources that should be produced and participate in co-production and co-evaluation of such resources. The more people join the production team and help testing developed resources, the more useful resources can be produced!

To find out more and how your school can get involved please visit: https://research.kent.ac.uk/cyber/kmcsn/

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