Students take part in cyber protection day

The latest initiative from Police Scotland is designed to highlight the dangers related to internet usage.
The latest initiative from Police Scotland is designed to highlight the dangers related to internet usage.

Secondary school pupils from East Renfrewshire have been helping Police Scotland launch their latest computer protection iniative.

The new online safety training programme designed to keep young people from being at risk of cyber bullying and digital misuse is to be rolled out across Scotland.

The latest initiative from Police Scotland is designed to highlight the dangers related to internet usage.

The latest initiative from Police Scotland is designed to highlight the dangers related to internet usage.

And last week saw Deputy Chief Constable Johnny Gwynne and Minister for Child Care & Early Years Mark McDonald at Hampden Park with around 90 secondary pupils from across East Ren where the latest scheme was officially launched.

Designed in conjunction with global cyber security giant, Trend Micro, and as part of the Choices for Life programme, the online safety programme “Be Smart” addresses the core vulnerabilities facing young people - cyber bullying, sexual content and their online profile.

Deputy Chief Constable Johnny Gwynne told The Extra: “The internet is a fantastic resource and has many excellent uses for people of all ages.

“However, it also provides those who seek to exploit others in our communities with the opportunities to target victims and inflict misery on many innocent people.”