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South West Finalists for National ESET Cybersmart Awards 2013

Thank You everyone for voting for us...   

We were absolutely thrilled to have received such a fantastic public voting response to our entry for the ESET CyberSmart Awards and such great feedback on our newly launched resource site esafetymatters.com.

 

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The ESET CyberSmart Awards is the UK’s first competition to recognise individuals and organisations in the UK that are working on projects to keep people secure online – meaning we can all enjoy the benefits of the Internet in a safe way. Our entry also highlighted the presentations our Director, Andy Trish has delivered over the last 12 months, on the dangers of the internet to over a hundred schools in Cornwall alone. Andy has spoken to primary and secondary school children at the various stages of their internet learning experiences and also delivered workshops for their parents/carers.

Many thanks for all your votes which secured our place as Finalists for the South West, and we were invited alongside 11 other finalists nationwide to the Award Ceremony at the Birmingham Science Museum.  The panel of judges from ESET, UK Safer Internet Centre and the Daily Telegraph selected the overall winner and 2 runners up to receive awards and grant funding to develop their projects in the community.

It was brilliant to see so many fantastic projects promoting internet safety across the UK with entries from business, schools, scout groups, technologists and charities. The day highlighted the importance of embracing digital technology whilst raising awareness of how to be net savvy and safe for all ages and across all walks-of-life.

Although we lost out on the overall awards we were delighted that such worthwhile causes were recognised and offer our Congratulations to all of them. The overall winners were ‘Caught in the Net’ – who developed a play about internet safety aimed at young people and their parents/carers, and runners up were ‘Make IT Happy’- educating the next generation, and ‘Learning for the fourth age’.