Frequently Asked Questions
Most of us know the right actions to take in a range of social or work-related scenarios. But the internet has created scenarios that did not exist five years ago, so young people are facing situations without any experience on which to base their decision-making. CyberPass provides clarity by providing children with the necessary skills.
What is CyberPass?
CyberPass has a range of scenarios which children respond. Based on their responses we can assess whether they understand each issue and have the necessary knowledge and skills, or whether they need to review further information (videos, interactives or checklists) before being presented with a second similar scenario.
We do not claim that CyberPass is a guarantee of safe and responsible online behaviour. We all have choice and sometimes we make wrong choices either intentionally or accidentally. But at the very least, CyberPass raises the issues and gets the discussion happening. For parents and carers particularly, this in itself is worth the effort.
What does CyberPass cover?
CyberPass looks at all areas of digital and media literacy. Whilst e-safety and cyberbullying are of paramount importance and covered in CyberPass, we believe that an overall understanding of technology is the only way to ensure that children (and adults) are safe and responsible users. We have taken a broad approach to the issue covering topics such as device settings, privacy, browsing and research, sharing files and other content, gaming, communicating, socialising and online finance transactions.
Remember it’s not just about being a clever operator of technology, it is also about being a responsible user too.
Who should do CyberPass?
Your child is unique and will have different abilities, but it depends on them and also your ability or time to work with them through CyberPass. For younger children (10-12 years old) it may be better to help them through CyberPass by doing it together. But we see no upper limit to the age group and we would highly recommend that all parents/carers do it as well (it’s free for the parent account holder).
What do children do on CyberPass?
Children work through 8 different quizzes (broken up into 8 topic areas). The quizzes pose a range of online scenarios that the child responds to. They receive detailed feedback on all their responses and are provided additional information in the form of videos, games and checklists for questions they answered incorrectly. When they are ready they can re-sit the questions they got wrong and finish their CyberPass.
CyberPass is unique in that the child only has to re-sit questions they answered incorrectly and all support and education material is within the CyberPass website so you don’t have to send your child to external websites.
Can parents/carers do CyberPass?
Absolutely and it’s free for parents once you register one child. We would hope that parents/carers would have a go at completing CyberPass as it’s a useful and fun way of getting a conversation started about your child’s online activities. You may also learn something too.
How much is CyberPass?
It’s free for parents and so you only pay for the children you signup.
Can I try before I buy?
To give you a better understanding of the types of questions contained in CyberPass we have produced a Sample Quiz that has 12 questions taken from our extensive question bank of over 300 questions.
How do I sign up for CyberPass?
It’s very easy, simply visit the buy page and follow the information prompts. Payment is made over a secure connection.
What devices can I use for CyberPass?
Pretty much any device from a tablet (iPad/Android) to laptop or desktop. Officially supported desktop browsers are recent versions of Chrome, Firefox and Safari, and Internet Explorer 10 or later. Given the detailed information we are not providing an optimised smartphone version yet.