Cyber Choices for Schools
Thank you for attending a cyber security session for school leadership with the SEROCU Cyber Protect team. If you have any feedback at all, we would love to hear it in order for us to develop and tailor our resources.
Please email us at:
For details of our Inset Day training programme for Staff and School Leadership, please visit our Cyber Webinars for Schools page.
For full details of the Cyber Choices programme, please visit our dedicated pages for Cyber Choices for Educators.
For making a referral, please see below.
National Police Chief’s Council – When to call the Police
When to Call the Police
- Ensure school safeguarding policy considers a referral to the SEROCU Cyber Choices team for education and diversion, in particular for:
- Unauthorised access by a pupil to school data or systems
- Denial of Service attacks against the school
- Computer Misuse Act offences being committed by pupils against one-another (including Denial of Service attacks – also known as DDoSing, DoSing, stressing and booting)
- Concerns that a pupil may be committing Computer Misuse Act offences outside of school
- Teach all of your students the rights, wrongs and career opportunities in cyber – use our Key Stage 2 and 3 lesson plans
- Share any information you hear about cybercrime with us – either directly or anonymously through Crimestoppers
Making a Referral
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 are the Police and therefore have a legal duty to discharge… however, the Cyber Choices ethos is to try and divert people positively, not to criminalise unnecessarily. We can discuss your concerns and worries and signpost you towards which resources listed here can help.
All we need is your name and contact number or email address.
Contact the Team
Our remit is cyber dependent crime – this is crime where the use of information technology is key to the crime such as hacking, computer intrusion or denial of service attacks. Should you have concerns about cyber enabled crime such as sexting, questionable images or cyber bullying help is available from your local Police service.