Cyber Choices for Parents and Guardians

Our aim is to divert people positively, not to criminalise unnecessarily.

Under the National Crime Agency (NCA)’s Cyber Choices initiative, we help people make informed choices, and use their cyber skills in a legal way.

The Computer Misuse Act (CMA)

It’s important to know how the law relates to everyday scenarios. Use our CMA guide below to make sure you’re aware of what constitutes an offence.


Virtual Cyber School

Interested in joining the next generation of professional cyber defenders? Thousands of young people are being offered the chance to sign up to the virtual cyber security school!

Learn how to crack codes, fix security flaws and dissect criminals’ digital trails while progressing through the game as a cyber agent. This will help you develop important skills needed for future jobs, particularly in cyber security.


A series of interactive online games designed to teach teenagers the fundamentals of cyber security has also been released for free.

Players protect the virtual city ‘CyberLand’ from cyber attacks while learning key skills needed for future careers, particularly those in cyber security.

Promoting Positive Pathways

Working alongside CREST (assurance provider in the information security industry), the National Crime Agency have produced a discussion paper around young people’s pathways into cyber crime and how to promote positive alternatives.

We’re here to help

If you would like to contact our Cyber Choices team for more information, please email us below.

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