An influential group of IT security professionals has launched an education programme for UK pupils that will see security experts visiting schools to teach internet safety. The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC) has started the initiative with charity Childnet International.
Internet safety presentations will be delivered by volunteers from the IT security industry. The programme, aimed at 11- to 13-year-olds, will begin in the UK in November and extend across Europe during 2007. John Colley, co-chairman of the ISC European Advisory Board, hopes the scheme will benefit children and businesses. 'If you start educating children early on how to use the internet responsibly and how to secure their systems, it means there will be fewer problems down the line,' he said.