Secondary school pupils - take the Winter Cyber Challenge to win a iPad

The National Crime Agency is running an exciting competition for pupils that will test their cyber skills and give them the chance to win an iPad.

The Winter Challenge will run over four weeks with a new challenge being released each Tuesday in December.

Participants who successfully complete a challenge will be entered into that week's prize pool draw.

Participants who successfully complete all four weekly challenges will be put forward to the grand draw for a chance to win one of three iPads. Participants who complete the end of competition evaluation will be entered into the grand draw twice.

Terms and conditions apply

Find out more and get started: https://www.cybersecuritychallenge.org.uk/home-page/winter-cyber-challenge

We now supply school telephony!

We’re excited to introduce our partner Hello Telecom. We have worked with Hello for a while providing tailored cloud phone systems for Schools. The lockdown has bought many technical challenges for Schools, including communication. Hello’s cloud phone service (VoIP for Schools) works in and out of your School, meaning that your School can always communicate safely and efficiently. Hello’s award-winning cloud phone system (VoIP for Schools) is easy to set up, manage, control and comes packed full of features which you can’t get on your traditional phone line. Hello’s phone service has been built for Schools, so it has a wide range of features that will keep your students and staff safeguarded. Features include, Extension twinning that allows staff to add their Hello phone extension as an app on their mobile phone for increased mobility, virtual conference rooms, student support lines and more.

We like Hello’s phone service so much that we are using it ourselves and thoroughly recommend it for your School.

If you have any questions, we will be happy to discuss them further. You can call us 01462 834588 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or find out more here 

 

DfE and NCSC Letter to Schools - Cyber Security

 The DFE and NCSC have written to all schools to raise awareness of the increasing threat of cyber attacks on schools. If you haven't recieved this letter you can download a copy of the text here:

The letter describes:

  • What you should do if your schools suffers a cyber attack
  • What you should do to reduce the risk and harm of a cyber attack
  • Annex A - Explains ransomware, how it impacts education and whether you should pay the ransomware
  • Annex B - Covers being prepared and links to lots of support materials including the NCSC early warning system and Exercise in a Box

 

Additional advice and guidance from the NEN can be found here:

https://www.nen.gov.uk/advice/cybersecurity-what-if/

https://www.nen.gov.uk/advice/cybersecurity-checklist/

https://www.nen.gov.uk/advice/web-filtering-for-schools/

VC with Santa 2020

We are delighted to announce that, despite the current pandemic, it will be business as usual for Father Christmas this year! Along with Mrs Christmas, he will be available to talk to your pupils live from the E2BN Christmas Grotto on 9th and 10th December 2020.

Aided by the technical wizardry and magic of the E2BN elves you and your pupils will have a safe and totally socially distanced 15 minute speaking slot with Father Christmas. (No masks required!)

Find out how Father Christmas manages to visit so many houses in one night, learn what makes reindeer fly and how Father Christmas manages to eat so many mince pies in one night!

 vc santa

You will need

A PC or laptop with speakers, a microphone and a webcam. (We don't recommend that you use a tablet)
We will send you a secure link to to access the live stream. 
You will also need to carry out a test session to ensure that the 'tech' works with one of the E2BN office elves prior to your session. 

£35 per session

To check availability and to book your session please phone: 01462 834588 or email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Getting started with G Suite for distance learning -Webinaire

Are you thinking about moring to Google for Education? Google is hosting a webinar series designed for Senior Leaders, Teachers and IT Admins alike who are interested in using Google's tools for teaching and learning during COVID-19 related school closures. The webinaire is free and open to all.

Find out more and sign up here

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