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The Bowl

500 Bourke Street

Melbourne, Victoria 3000

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Cybersecurity event details with photo: #CyberSecurity For girls ages 9-13 This workshop brings together various STEM activities including coding, robotics, programming and code breaking for a fun & exciting day that opens their eyes to their role in online safety as well as the potential career of cybersecurity – one of the most in-demand professions in Australia.  Tracey Edwards, Head of Technology, Security Engagement at NAB said: “It’s so important to make young people aware of the fun of technology at an early age. We are facing a talent shortage in this high-growth area that sees no sign of stopping any time soon. We aim to increase the number of people aware of cybersecurity as a profession, to increase the number of STEM and cybersecurity grads, and ultimately increase the numbers in the workforce.”

Perfect for girls aged 9-13, this workshop brings together various STEM activities including coding, robotics, programming and code breaking for a fun & exciting day that opens their eyes to their role in online safety as well as the potential career of cybersecurity - one of the most in-demand professions in Australia.

This event has been made available for free (tickets valued at $150) thanks to the generous support of NAB Cyber Security team.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What will my child be doing?

Your child will be participating in online and offline coding and code breaking activities and learning all about what it means to be a cyber security expert.

Admit it… you wish you could do it too!

Cyber security? That sounds a bit… well, boring!

We promise, it’s a lot of fun! It’s like a puzzle that has a number of different ways to get to the solution, so there’s a lot of play and logic involved. And by using great tools like robots & game creation, they won’t even know they are learning.

Plus, when we say it’s an in-demand profession we’re not joking – there is a significant lack of trained cyber security professionals, and it’s only going to get worse. By introducing these concepts when they are young & ensuring their experience is fun & positive we have a chance to increase their desire to learn more and set themselves up for a rewarding career for life.

Wait… are you teaching them how to hack into websites?

Absolutely not! It’s nothing like the movies, we promise. Their sleuthing skills will be put to the test in safe & structured situations that are more about problem solving and critical thinking. We’re fixing problems, not creating them!

My child doesn’t know much (or knows a lot) about coding – is this right for them?

Our program is set up in a way that every child will be able to stretch their skills as far as they like – whether that’s learning the basics, or jumping in the deep end. We want them to feel challenged and supported, not overwhelmed.

What do I need to pack for my child?

  • iPad and charger, or device that can be connected to the internet
  • Pencil case
  • A packed lunch and snack, similar to their normal school lunch. Due to food allergy concerns, we do not provide any food to your child other than fruit and water

What do you provide?

  • Learning activities and games both on and offline
  • Fruit
  • Water
  • Professional and accredited teachers and helpers

What time should I drop my child off and pick my child up?

Class starts at 9am with drop off available from 8.30am. Pick up is between 4-5.30pm.

Please allow time during drop off to complete and sign photography release and emergency contact forms.

Who will look after my child?

Our program was made by teachers for students between the ages of 9-13 years old. We have a team of dedicated and qualified teachers who facilitate and supervise workshops.

Will my child be photographed?

Your child may be photographed in the context of this event. As a world first, we often have media wanting to visit our team and take footage for newspaper and television. We supervise photographers at all times and ensure they do not disrupt learning. When dropping off your child we will provide you with a release form for both you and your child to sign for photography.

My child has attended a #MissMakesCode course before, can she attend?

Yes! This Cyber Security workshop has been developed with entirely new concepts for an older cohort of young girls.

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For girls ages 9-13

This workshop brings together various STEM activities including coding, robotics, programming and code breaking for a fun & exciting day that opens their eyes to their role in online safety as well as the potential career of cybersecurity – one of the most in-demand professions in Australia.

Tracey Edwards, Head of Technology, Security Engagement at NAB said: “It’s so important to make young people aware of the fun of technology at an early age. We are facing a talent shortage in this high-growth area that sees no sign of stopping any time soon. We aim to increase the number of people aware of cybersecurity as a profession, to increase the number of STEM and cybersecurity grads, and ultimately increase the numbers in the workforce.”

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The Bowl

500 Bourke Street

Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Australia

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