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Cyber Security Awareness Training for all Ages in Selbyville

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SELBYVILLE, Del. - Children and adults in Sussex County are now getting hands-on cyber security awareness training at the Selbyville library thanks to Cyber Streets and the library itself. 

Cyber Streets is a nonprofit organization that was started in Dover back in 2017. Founder Rob Bentley began spreading the knowledge at the Selbyville Library on June 3rd and he now runs the program there every other Monday. The Sussex County Stem Alliance helped connect Bentley to volunteers and this week they're using what is called the 'break out box' to learn how cyber security is used to break into something. 

"They go around looking for clues," Bentley explains. "They find those clues, put them together, and work together as teams to crack the code on the puzzle that actually unlocks the locks to get into the box."

Thirteen-year-old Eleni Apostolidis of Millsboro has been homeschooled her entire life. She's thankful for an after-school opportunity that is available to students like her. :It can teach us coding if we want to maybe look into the community a bit more to find tools to maybe create our own software in the future," she shares. 

Most of the students who've been attending in Selbyville are homeschooled students but Cyber Streets is open to anyone. Bentley says he teaches people from six to sixty-years-old. In fact, many parents join their kids in these lessons.

The program is completely free. To sign up in Selbyville, reach out to the library or Cyber Streets. Bentley says those interested in attending can simply show up to the next lesson on July 29.

If you are interested in bringing Unvonventional STEMpowerment projects to your community, contact Cyber Streets through their website or Facebook page. 

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