Get involved in Cyber Scotland Week, 17th to 23rd February.

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Get involved in Cyber Scotland Week, 17th to 23rd February.
by Lorna Renton - Thursday, 6 February 2020, 10:42 AM

Get involved in Cyber Scotland Week, 17th to 23rd February.  This is a weeklong festival of events which can support BOTH CLD practitioners and learners to feel connected, confident and resilient online. 

CLD practitioners are well placed to enable people to enter cyber industries. Cyber career pathways are blooming across the world, cyber security is fast becoming a mainstream profession and SQA has a suite of qualifications from SCQF level 4 to 11.
People often turn to CLD services when they are at the start of their digital journey. People trust us to show them how to get online and how to stay safe.

However one third of CLD practitioners identified digital skills as a development need in the 2018 CLD workforce survey So if you would like to increase your confidence there are cyber catalyst organisations who can help.  

Lead Scotland is holding several events with practical support to overcome barriers. We all know we need a strong password, but how does someone put it into practice if they find reading and writing difficult, experience memory loss or need the screen magnified to see the password box etc. We will be promoting Youthlink Scotland’s excellent Safe, Secure and Empowered resource full of practical learning bytes for young people and adults. 

As CLD practitioners our work closely matches the aims of the Cyber Resilience: learning and skills action plan 2018-20:
  • Increase people's cyber resilience through awareness raising and engagement 
  • Explicitly embed cyber resilience throughout our education and lifelong learning system
  • Increase people's cyber resilience at work
  • Develop the cyber security workforce and profession to ensure that skills supply meets demand and that skilled individuals can find rewarding employment in Scotland.

Sign up to the Cyber Scotland Week events, join in the conversation on #CyberScotWeek2020 and keep up to speed with blogs from the Scottish Cyber Resilience team

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Re: Get involved in Cyber Scotland Week, 17th to 23rd February.
by Liz Green - Thursday, 6 February 2020, 11:27 AM
This looks fab Lead Scotland!

YouthLink Scotland is also holding a free training event on Saturday 15th Feb as part of Cyber Scotland Week. 

Book here:

There's Fishing, then there's Phishing...

Does phishing make you think of waders and salmon, and talk of spam conjure a delightful retro tinned meat?

We know that for most young people, their online life is an extremely important part of their social life, their identity, their world, but do you wonder how you can even begin to talk about these issues with young people?

Then this is the event for you!

Join us to explore different issues around online safety and ‘cyber awareness’, and how they can impact on young people’s lives.

Build your knowledge and confidence around more secure behaviour online and explore the role of youth workers in supporting young people to be more cyber aware and gain control over their online safety and resilience.

This event for youth work volunteers and paid staff will combine expert speakers with interactive workshops to build knowledge, skills and confidence to raise cyber awareness in youth work settings and develop your digital youth work.

No prior technical knowledge needed.

Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided.

This free training is being made possible by The Scottish Government as part of Cyber Scotland Week 2020.

Any questions? Please get in touch with Liz Green 0131 313 2488