/en/crimeprevention/cyberacademy.asp Cyber Academy - Peel Regional Police

Cyber Academy

** NEW Cyber Academy Course May - June 2017 **

The crime prevention experts at Peel Regional Police have developed a unique cyber related course for parents, caregivers, educators and other professionals.  The Cyber Academy is delivered over five evenings, 2.5 hours each evening for a total of 12.5 hours of instruction and is designed to teach participants how to avoid the risks on the following:

  • COMPUTER SECURITY (passwords, home networking, malware, spam, privacy)
  • CYBER-FRAUD   (identity theft, phishing, recognizing a scam)
  • INTERNET CHILD EXPLOITATION  (child pornography, online luring)
  • DOMESTIC HUMAN TRAFFICKING (case studies in Peel Region involving prostitution, recruitment of victims & identifying characteristics of traffickers)
  • SOCIAL MEDIA  (positive & negative aspects of social media, safer online strategies)
  • CYBER-BULLYING   (bullying on digital mediums, recognizing the signs, resources)
  • MEDIA ADDICTION  (Are you hooked?)
  • EXTREMISM-UNDERSTANDING & AWARENESS (propaganda & recruitment via social media platforms; recognizing behavioural identifiers)

Space is limited on a first come first served basis. Due to some subject matter, registrations are available to anyone 18 years of age & older who live, work or visit in Peel Region.

Only registered guests are permitted to attend. Proficiency in the English language is essential & some computer skills are beneficial.

The Cyber Academy is FREE of charge.

Session 1....Tuesday, May 30.....7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Session 2....Tuesday, June 6....7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Session 3....Tuesday, June 13....7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Session 4....Tuesday, June 20....7:00p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Session 5....Tuesday, June 27....7:00p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

* All required sessions must be attended to receive a certificate.*

2017 CYBER Academy poster -MayJune2017

Location: All sessions will be held at the Emil V. Kolb Centre for Police Excellence at 180 Derry Road East, Mississauga, in the Auditorium.  For map, click here.

Registration begins April 4, 2017. Click to Register Online.

For more information you can contact Cst. Heather Cannon at 905-453-2121 extension 4021 or e-mail cyberproofed@peelpolice.ca