Cyber Choices

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If you have concerns over someone's interest or use of technology or online activities, you can refer them into the Cyber Choices programme.  The Cyber Choices programme was created to help people make informed choices and to use their cyber skills in a legal way.

The Cyber Choices programme works with people who may be involved in cyber dependent offences – these are offences that can only be committed through the use of technology, where the devices are both the tool for committing the crime and the target of the crime. 

The Computer Misuse Act 1990 outlines the law around cyber dependent crime. Examples of this legislation can be found by using the link below:

Helping you to find the right and legal path 

The Cyber Choices programme was created to help people make informed choices and to use their cyber skills in a legal way.  This is a national programme co-ordinated by the National Crime Agency and delivered by Cyber Choices teams within Regional Organised Crime Units and local Police force Cyber Teams.

The aims of the programme are:

  • Explaining the difference between legal and illegal cyber activity
  • Encouraging individuals to make informed choices on their use of technology
  • Increasing awareness of the Computer Misuse Act 1990
  • Promoting positive, legal cyber opportunities

The Cyber Choices programme is for people of all ages.

For further information, advice or to refer someone on to the programme, please email: 

Cyber.Prevent@nwrocu.police.uk

The Cyber Choices website Cyber Choices - National Crime Agency holds all of the above information, along with leaflets and resources for all ages, parents and teachers.

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