Welcome to The Cyber Trust

Since Summer 2020 and into 2021 we have assembled a list of useful resources and things to do around cyber and coding etc during the Covid19 pandemic crisis for pupils and parents whilst schools are fully or partly closed, through the various lockdowns and tier restrictions. We aim to keep these current – new entries are welcome, let us know via info@thecybertrust.org

Welcome to the Cyber Trust.

The Trust was founded in March 2017 as the opportunities and dangers of the digital revolution were becoming increasingly apparent. The vision of the Founders was to help children and vulnerable people access the digital world safely and securely and at the same time enjoy the benefits of the technology.

Initially our work focused on Gloucestershire with the support of the Police and Crime Commissioner, the Chief Constable and local schools and colleges. The style of the work comprised face-to-face interactive sessions with young people. Independent assessment indicated that the work was engaging and achieving its objectives.

After the launch the demands for support grew significantly and this has led the Trustees to pursue a different strategy but with the same objects.

Working collaboratively, we have decided to launch an internet safety app known as “Speak Out” for Android and iPhone/iPad for use in schools in 2021. This is being designed initially though not exclusively to meet the needs of girls from the ages of 10 to 13, a period of transition for many, with a focus on how to recognise and respond to cyber-bullying. A prototype has been developed  in collaboration with The University of Gloucestershire, and The Gloucestershire Constabulary, and we have rolled out and gained feedback from local schools such as Newent Community School and Sixth Form Centre, recent winners of a CyberFirst Gold Award.  In the first quarter of 2021 we will make the App available more widely, and with additional story lines. We are also embarking on a funding round, seeking sponsorship and donations from interested supporters of the project contact info@thecybertrust.org if you are interested in working with us on that.

Further apps and themes will be developed for specific, vulnerable groups and tailored to meet their needs.

We hope you will recognise the importance and value of this work. Please do not hesitate to make contact if you would like to sponsor or collaborate with us or have particular views to offer.

Janet Trotter

The Cyber Trust is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, Registered Charity number 1171883

We continued to be beneficiaries of The National Cyber Awards in 2019 and 2020, and were proud winners of The Not-for-Profit Team of the Year award at the Cyber Security Awards 2017.
Click here to see our trophy.

The Cyber Trust – Social

We would like to thank all of the brilliant organisations that have supported The Cyber Trust.

The trustees of The Cyber Trust come from a variety of sectors across the United Kingdom