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Portsmouth Pupils to have their say on Cybercrime

By October 3, 2018 Get Involved

An opportunity for Portsmouth secondary school pupils to influence Cybercrime work in the City

Researchers at the Cybercrime Awareness Clinic, University of Portsmouth, are launching a survey to find out more about young people’s views of cybercrime.

Secondary schools in Portsmouth and surrounding area are invited to take part in the research, which is funded by Hampshire Constabulary. Pupils in years 7-11 (KS3&4) to complete an anonymous online survey about their awareness and experiences of cybercrime, how they protect themselves against cybercrime and how they would like to receive cybercrime awareness advice.

Benefits of Participating

  • Help pupils protect themselves and other young people against cybercrime
  • Influence the development of tailored cybercrime advice for their peer
  • Inform Hampshire Constabulary about levels of cybercrime experienced by young people in the Portsmouth area

Completing the Survey & Support for Schools

The survey takes around 30 minutes to complete, and could be facilitated at school during lesson time or set as homework, according to your school’s preference.

Researchers are happy to visit your school to assist with the administration of the survey, deliver cybercrime awareness sessions or explain the research to pupils. Parents will be given the opportunity to opt their children out of taking part in the research, and pupils will also have the option not to take part.

‘Sharing Research Findings’

Responses submitted by participating pupils are anonymous and will be used by the researchers to produce individual school reports which can be provided in a format suitable for pupils to read if desired. A more general report will be produced for Hampshire Constabulary.

Research findings will be published in academic journals as well as being presented at conferences and educational talks. Individual schools will not be identified in articles and presentations.

Interested in getting your school involved?

Links to school, parent, pupil information, along with an example of how the survey is presented, are provided via the buttons below for your information.

If you have any questions or wish to express your school’s interest in participating, contact Dr. Vasileios Karagiannopoulos at vk@port.ac.uk or cyber-awareness@port.ac.uk

Invitation to SchoolsInvitation to Schools
Information for Parents/Carers
Pupils Participant Information
Survey Example (read only)