Scottish educational tool launches cybersecurity course for young people

A SCOTS educational platform has launched a new course on cybersecurity with the aim of making the internet safer for young people.

The British Youth International College (BYITC) launched the new program with the aim of raising young people’s awareness of the risks of the internet.

The program hopes to create a community of cybersecurity experts to ensure the security of the future digital world.

BYITC was founded by Dr. Rashmi Mantri in 2015, after noticing deficiencies in his son’s arithmetic abilities.

Dr. Rashmi Mantri is the founder of BYITC. (C) Image provided by Blueprint Media

A computer trainer and software developer by trade, Rashmi took matters into her own hands and taught her son using an abacus model.

The method was successful and other parents were quick to want Rashmi to share the abacus method.

Rashmi started an after-school tuition program – which has since snowballed into a global business, teaching thousands of students around the world.

BYITC also hosts the world’s first Abacus online math learning app, developed to accommodate the growing number of students joining Rashmi’s virtual classroom.

Rashmi said, “Many great successful companies start with someone creating a product out of passion to fill a void in society.

“The pandemic has made all learning digital, but we have filled the void with a fully functional and interactive Abacus Maths E-Learning web application.”

The Cyber ​​Security program is the school’s newest project, launched in May 2022.

The course aims to equip young people with life skills that will not only keep them safe online, but also give their CV a significant boost.

Rashmi believes the need for cybersecurity specialists will only increase in the coming years.

She said: “Nowadays everything is digital. Especially after the pandemic, everything is online – we can’t avoid it.

“And more digitization means more cyber threats. People should know how they can be safe online.

Aimed at ages 12 to 18, the program offers both a basic course of 20 topics for beginners and an advanced course of 40 topics.

Students work in small groups, with classes every two weeks on topics including malware, ethical hacking, coding languages, and mobile security.

She added: “I want to make British Youth International College the most trusted brand in the education sector.

“A brand that parents recognize, know they can trust and give their children a future in our hands.”

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