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Be Safe Online - Nottinghamshire Cyber Crime Competition 2021

Alert message sent 23/01/2021 14:58:00

Information sent on behalf of Notts Police

Helping children be safer online.

Dear, Head Teachers/Teachers and Designated Safeguarding leads

My name is Kirsty Jackson and I am a Cyber Protect & Prevent Officer for Nottinghamshire Police. I’m asking schools to support our awareness campaign that helps students understand how to avoid becoming a victim to hackings and other potential Cyber Crime.

Lesson Resources:
I have developed interactive lesson plans for years 5 to 8 in partnership with Baasit Siddiqui from Siddiqui Education. They teach children how to apply the best security approach online and how to avoid falling victim to Cyber Crime. These lesson plans contain advice covering password security and two-factor authentication, which is what the competition is based on.

As part of the awareness campaign I am launching a competition targeting years 5 to 8 across Nottinghamshire schools. Students are encouraged to create a piece of work that will educate their peers on how to protect themselves and each other from Cyber Crime. Two submissions per key stage only.

For the lucky winners I have prizes to give away including a Nintendo Switch, IPAD, x2 £100 amazon vouchers, x2 £75 amazon vouchers and runner-up prizes.
Every school that enters will be entered into a raffle for the chance of winning cash prizes (x2 £250 available), laptops (x2 available) or a year’s subscription to Britannica Digital Learning:

I’m asking students to create a piece of work to educate their peers on how to protect themselves and each other from Cyber Crime. All submissions need to include advice from the lesson plans, for example. Keep online accounts more secure by keeping passwords separate and secure using 3 random words and by applying Two Factor Authentication (2FA). Please refer to our lesson plans for further information.
The winners will have their work showcased and will be included in the advice we share across Nottinghamshire to help spread the Protect advice even further.

Lessons are now available ahead of Safer Internet Day on 9 February 2021 to allow students time to finalise their entries. A judging panel will review allocated entries by schools and announce the winners on 2 March 2021.

All submissions for the competition must be received by 3pm 22/02/2021. Late entries will not be counted.

As a school, you will have to set a date for students’ entries to be finished by in order to give staff time to select their final X2 competition entries for the maximum entries of two per key stage.

Where to send:
Submissions can either be sent via email to (Dropbox or WeTransfer accepted if the file is too large to send via standard email) or posted to Kirsty Jackson - Riverside Police Station | Rennie Hogg Road | Nottingham | NG2 1RW.

Please include the School name, year group, class name and a contact number (for contact for successful submissions) with all submissions. Name of the child is optional as entries maybe showcased on our social media channels to recognise the work (this may include local press).

Feel free to share your student’s creations online with the hash tags #NottsCyberComp, #CyberProtect and #SaferInternet2021, to acknowledge their hard work.

School Pack:
We have produced a school pack that will help communicate the competition including:
• Flyer - that explains the competition and how to enter
• Poster - that can be displayed to the school
• Social media assets - to help the school communicate the stages of the competition.

For all our online resources and more details about this competition, please visit: or Natterhub.

It is important that we receive feedback on this campaign. Can everyone involved in this project (teachers, students, parents) fill out a short survey following the review of the lesson plans:

I’d also like to highlight our Cyber Choices scheme and further information on this can be found here: by referring children to Cyber Choices we can support and empower children to drive their skills towards a career in Cyber Security and prevent them from being criminalised from a young age.

We align all of our advice with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC):

Please share with other schools in your contact list to help ensure all schools receive this.

With special thanks for sponsoring this competition:

A huge thank you in advance and best of luck,
Please contact me if you have any further questions.

Yours sincerely,

Kirsty Jackson

Kirsty Jackson ¦ Cyber Protect & Prevent Officer
Nottinghamshire Police
Crime & Operational Support
Economic & Cyber Crime Unit ¦ Fraud Investigation


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