EURIM Subgroup on Youth Engagement (including
Child Protection and Careers Guidance)
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The objectives are:
To support and spread
current best practice in online security awareness and online behaviour
programmes, delivered via schools and youth groups, by drawing in additional
resource, particularly from industry and university mentors.
To interest the
younger generation in IT and Information Security careers by giving them
positive experiences as well as practical guidance and materials.
The subgroup is chaired by
Anu Khurmi who also leads the Cyber Champions initiative.
The main current activity
for 2012 is support for
Cyber Champions is a
community based initiative, launched by YPNGlobal at the Houses of Parliament in
June 2011. Since the launch young professionals have been delivering
e-safety awareness workshops in schools across the country, to over 2,000
children. The initiative has attracted support from public, private and third
sector organisations; including CEOP, City of London Police, NPIA, STEMNET, and
a growing number of major employers and SMEs, who value it as part of both their
Corporate Social Responsibility and their Professional Development programmes.
The Cyber Champions
programme has galvanised support from organisations and young professionals
across the UK. Recognition events are held to celebrate the many success
stories and to hear from young professionals, students and teachers. To
find out more take a look at the Cyber Champion Newsletters:
Safer Internet Day
School Children give Cyber Security Tips at Livery Company Showcase Event
The EURIM Youth Engagement
subgroup are also seeking volunteers to help drive activities to produce
information security careers advice and guidance. This activity stream will
eventually interface with the Skills workstreams and the team will liaise with
the relevant professional bodies, sectors skills councils and organisations
promoting IT and Information Security.
meetings and events to date and upcoming: