The UK government has announced plans to provide free cyber skills training secondary school pupils.

The program, dubbed Cyber Explorers, intends to educate 30,000 11 to 14-year-olds on many cybersecurity concepts, including open-source intelligence, digital forensics and social engineering.

Students will use a new online learning platform to explore a range of scenarios, collecting virtual badges for making smarter choices online. The platform includes characters, quizzes and activities, demonstrating how digital, computing and cyber skills can open up a number of career paths, including social media content creation, sports technology and medical research.

Content will be developed over the coming weeks and will allow for in-classroom teaching, after school clubs and independent learning, complementing the wider curriculum.

 

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