Interactive Learning

CyGamBIT at the NCASC Conference 2023

Emily Rosenorn-Lanng
Dr Jane Henriksen Bulmer
Sam Ware
Stefan Kleipoedszus
1st December 2023

We are delighted to share our experience of attending the National Children and Adult Services (NCASC) Conference 2023, which took place in Bournemouth from 29 November to 1 December.

The NCASC Conference is the largest and most influential event for senior leaders and decision makers in the field of children and adult services in the UK. It was a great opportunity for us to showcase our innovative and engaging platform, CyGamBIT, which uses games to teach and raise awareness about cyber security and privacy for young people and adults.

CyGamBIT is a platform that uses interactive and immersive game-based learning approach to help young people and adults learn and practice essential skills for staying safe and resilient online. Our games cover topics such as cyber bullying, self-identity, privacy, security, scams, phishing, and more. We believe that cyber security and privacy are vital skills for everyone in the digital age, and that game-based learning is an effective, enjoyable and meaningful way to acquire and apply them.

We had a stand at the exhibition hall, where we demonstrated our games and received a lot of positive feedback and interest from the attendees. We also had a chance to network with professionals and experts from various sectors, such as local authorities, health and social care organisations, charities, and academia. We were impressed by the diversity and quality of the speakers and sessions at the conference, which covered a wide range of topics and issues relevant to children and adult services. We learned a lot from the presentations and discussions, and we also shared our insights and experiences with the audience.

We are very grateful to the organisers and supporters of the NCASC Conference for facilitating us and providing us with such a valuable platform to showcase our work. We are also thankful to all the participants who visited our stand, played our games, and expressed their interest and support. We hope that we have inspired and informed you about the importance and benefits of cyber security and privacy education through games.

If you missed us at the conference, don’t worry. You can still contact us to find out more about CyGamBIT and how it can help young people learn be safe and resilient online. Find out more by visiting our Interactive Learning area. You can also visit our website www.cygambit.com to see some of our projects and testimonials. We would love to hear from you and explore the possibilities of collaboration.

Meet the author(s)

Emily Rosenorn-Lanng

Researcher
Emily Rosenorn-Lanng is a researcher and project manager at the National Centre for Cross Disciplinary Social Work (NCCDSW) at Bournemouth University. She has over 19 years of experience in conducting and managing various research projects in health and social care, local government, tourism and heritage sectors. She specialises in quantitative research methods, game-based learning, generative AI, cybersecurity, and accessibility. She is also pursuing a part-time PhD in game-based learning in Cyber Security education. She has published several research papers and reports on topics such as mental capacity, cyber fraud, child mortality, leadership development, and more. She has also participated in the InnovateUK cyberasap program, a pre-accelerator for cyber security start-ups.
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Dr Jane Henriksen Bulmer

Principal Academic
Jane is a Principal Academic in Computing and a member of the Bournemouth University Cyber Security Research group (BUCSR) and BU’s Computer Emergency and Response Team (BU-CERT). Her research focus is on privacy and security, exploring how privacy and security can be incorporated into organisational decision making by design and default. She has successfully completed her PhD on Incorporating Contextual Integrity into Privacy Decision Making: A Risk Based Approach, which developed a comprehensive privacy risk assessment framework to help organisations effectively assess privacy and make informed decisions about privacy risk before processing or sharing data.
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Sam Ware

Software Developer
Sam is our Technical Research Assistant. Sam graduated from Bournemouth University with a degree in Games Software Engineering and now works full time on the technical development of CyGamBIT.
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Stefan Kleipoedszus

Deputy Head of Department and Senior Lecturer
Stefan is a qualified social worker with more than 20 years of experience of working with children in different contexts, including safeguarding and disabilities. As a researcher, Stefan takes a great interest in children living in (secure) care, ways of improving protecting the welfare of children and the way social workers make difficult decisions under uncertainty.
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