Over the last few years, the number of cyber crime offences has increased and people's safety online has become a priority for special units in the police.
A group of our Year 8 students took part in a Cyber Prevention session with a PCSO called Megan, from Merseyside Police.
As part of their session, Megan took our students through what is deemed as cyber crime and what they should do when the risks occur.
Megan said: "More and more teenagers and young people are getting involved in cyber crime and this is why it is so important for us to come into schools like yours, who are supportive of the prevention and talk about it with you.
"Many do it for fun without even realising the consequences of their actions - but the penalties can be severe."
However, our group of students learnt that there can be ways to use cyber skills in a positive way.
Skills in coding, gaming, computer programming, cyber security or anything IT-related are in high demand and there are many careers and opportunities available to people with an interest in these areas.
PC Pender said: "It's great that we arrange these days for our students because they not only get to look into life outside of school and the real world but they also have the opportunity to take a look into career paths and what they inspire to do."
Here at St Cuthbert's our Creative Computing department, have a 'Coding Club' every week, that is very popular with all year groups. If you would like to know more about it see Miss Clarke for details.
There are also a number of organisations to help young people develop cyber skills:
Cyber Security Challenge - a series of national competitions, learning programmes and networking in coding and programming.
GCHQ Careers - Here you can find out about what jobs with the tech industry match your skills, there are job profiles too where GCHQ staff talk about what they get up to in their role.
Cyber crime can be split into two broad categories:
Cyber crime can include: