Why does Bletchley Park offer an Online Safety Programme?
The Internet offers a wealth of information and services to improve our lives, but identity theft, phishing scams, spyware, malicious websites, and the behaviour of other threatens to diminish the online experience and make the Internet a dangerous place.
The park’s historic involvement in the collection and protection of secret information during World War Two has many parallels with today. The airwaves, like the Internet, were full of information that appeared to be secure, but technical flaws and human complacency meant that secret messages could be exploited by our codebreakers. The nature of their work required Bletchley Park’s staff to reflect on the potential seriousness of mistakes they might make too.
What is the Online Safety Outreach Programme?
The outreach programme is offered in partnership with McAfee, and is designed to encourage people of all ages to think about their safety in the online environment. It encourages reflection on the advantages and disadvantages of an online life, as well as developing skills to improve the online experience for all.
Where is the Online Safety Outreach Programme delivered?
Sessions are held across the UK at any appropriate venue of your choice.
You can play our online safety app, Mail Maze, here.