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Cyber Safe Schools

Written on 20 January, 2023
Cyber Safe Schools 1Our thanks go out to Ian Hickling, National Coordinator of Police CyberAlarm and Sam Hancock, Cyber Protect Officer for Derbyshire Constabulary for contributing to a successful IT Provider Round Table meeting on Tuesday 17th Jan.  They both took time out of their incredibly busy schedules to attend and it was much appreciated.

Sam explained exactly what her busy role within Derbyshire Police entailed and how that translated into fantastic cyber security and online safety support for our schools, while Ian spoke about the benefits of registering for Police CyberAlarm before taking questions from IT Providers in attendance, which made for a really interesting and informative session.

Education Data Hub aim to hold these Round Table discussions every half term.  They are designed to be supportive, informative, and collaborative, and bring together school IT suppliers to discuss the challenges of working in and around schools, and the security and privacy issues that impact the education sector.   It provides a chance for School IT Providers to advise us of any concerns they may have and to discuss how we can work together to ensure children are kept safe in a digital world, as well as providing updates on Education Data Hub projects.

We are aiming to hold our next RoundTable meeting in March 2023 and will endeavour to have relevant guests in attendance.  If you are a schools IT Solution Provider, or think you could add value as a guest contributor and would like to attend, please register your interest by completing this short form or email us on [email protected] if you would like to discuss anything raised in this article.

You can find out how we are helping schools improve cyber resilience in our article Meeting the New DfE Cyber Security Standards for Schools – Education Data Hub


Samantha Hancock, Cyber Protect Officer for Derbyshire Police is available to contact on [email protected]