The Matrix Challenge which is an online cyber based competition aimed at young people between the ages of 11 & 17 years old will soon be upon us.
Dates have now been finalised and between 20th January 2020 & 14th February 2020, the Matrix Challenge game will go “live” for students to try out their known or hidden cyber skills!
Due to the huge success and uptake of the Matrix Challenge 2019 throughout the region over the last 2 years, this year’s Matrix Challenge is now a national event!
This is a great way for schools to inspire, highlight and encourage young talent within their school to learn or develop new cyber skills in an area where there are plenty of exciting careers to be had.
Most young people are deeply engaged in technology and the internet and this competiton offers those already interested in this field or those that may not have considered a potential career in technology, computers and security to do so in a fun, safe but
Each student taking part will compete with others across the region and up and down the country to achieve the best score possible and those selected with the highest scores will represent themselves and their school at the final!
To take part in the challenge schools can simply visit the website and follow the instructions, taking part at their discretion between the dates concerned when the competition goes live. It should take approximately one hour to complete so it is ideal for
a classroom exercise. It can be also be accessed at home for those with a computer and a connection to the internet.
Schools can take part as many times as they like although one student can only take part once.
Please find attached
here a downloadable Matrix Challenge poster for distribution and a link to the website below;
Any queries can be directed
Neil Marshall, Cyber Crime Prevent Officer, West Yorkshire Police