Pupils will need to work together in teams of 2 – 3 to create a short video that raises awareness of an aspect of the Computer Misuse Act 1990 for their peers. For instance, explaining the difference between computer-enabled and computer-dependent crime, giving examples of what constitutes a crime in each Section of the Act, or perhaps explaining how peers can develop their computer skills safely and legally.
This NCA Cyber Choices leaflet will be of help: https://nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/who-we-are/publications/523-cyber-choices-hacking-it-legal-computer-misuse-act-1990/file
Tarian’s ‘Don’t Cross the Line to Cyber Crime’ video may also provide inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WxT1UA5E-E
The winning team will receive a Raspberry Pi 4 for their class, a Microbit each, and a certificate from the Regional Cyber Crime Unit. The winning teams’ class will also have the option of a tabletop game input from our team, where they can select between the Cyber Escape Room and the Sphero ball coding challenge.
The film must be no longer than 5 minutes in length and should be aimed at young people aged between 11 and 17.
Pupils must enter in teams of 2 – 3 people.
Pupils must attend school in Wales.
Films can be in English or Welsh.
Pupils cannot commit illegal activities on a computer for the sake of the video. Be creative and find ways to allude to an action, rather than carrying it out. If in doubt, contact DC Emyr Jones using the contact form on this website.
The closing date for the competition will be the 18th of March 2023. The winners will be announced on the 25th of March 2023.
How to enter:
The video must be saved in an mp4 format and uploaded to WeTransfer or Google Drive. The link should then be emailed to Tarian.Cyber.Prevent@south-wales.police.uk
Pupils must include the name and email address of a teacher (as our point of contact), their team name, their names, the title of their film, the name of their school, and their year group.
Any questions, please contact DC Emyr Jones using the contact form on this website. Or reach out to DC Jones via Tarian.Cyber.Prevent@south-wales.police.uk