#06 – Cyber Security at the School of the Future

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Cyber security at the School of the Future

by Alessandro Cozzutto 
Digital Communication Specialist @ Slash_Prod
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes + videos
In 2014 my communication agency Slash Prod launched Once upon a time in Anderlecht to promote social inclusion and media literacy in the suburbs of Brussels.
After two years spent teaching kids how to make videos with their smartphone, the initiative was selected among the finalists at the 2017 Visit Brussels Awards (best public initiative)

After successfully presenting it at the European Parliament in June, we are now building the School of the Future to help young European citizens tackle the societal challenges and take advantage of the professional opportunities that have risen with the Digital Single Market.
The first chapter of this tech-educational adventure deals with Cyber Security and Internet Safety and will run from October 2017 to February 2018.
Goals of the initiative
Two goals for this first chapter. 
  1. The first one is to produce a series of catchy video-tutorials about this delicate and very strategical field of knowledge.By avoiding dialogues, we aim to produce educational tools that can be easily exported across the EU.

  2. The second one is to share these tutorials with primary and secondary schools in Belgium, before we pay a visit to these students to gather their feedback during a live open discussion, like we did in a school in Anderlecht (Brussels) on 26/10. 
Take a look at the workshop’s pdf presentation (NL).
Take a look at the video of the workshop above. 

The initiative raises interest both at national and EU level. During the live session, the Digital Single Market in person wished the children to enjoy the School of the Future. 

In particular, Mrs Hilde Vautmans, Belgian Member of the European Parliament, and the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) have accepted to join the Trustee Board of the School of the Future.
Hilde Vautmans – World Childrens Day Challenge
Duration: 1:19 minute
Next steps
In this role, they will provide Slash Prod with expertise and recommendations to ensure the best possible implementation of the initiative.

A broad coalition at European level is a distinctive feature of the project.

Only by stressing our common democratic values, with respect to education, freedom, and solidarity, 
the future of school can be built on solid grounds.
In order to guarantee the long-term sustainability of the initiative, the School of the Future invites you to take a look at its call for sponsors, especially in the private sector with particular interest in the field of tech-education.

And to come back to us for any question/potential synergy.
School of the Future – Cyber Security Day
Duration: 1:51 minutes

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