The Big Data Show plugs (very acutely and vividly) right into the Scottish Government’s ambitions to raise the public’s awareness of cyber threat and to promote exciting careers in the area of ethical hacking. Daniel Sellers. Cyber Resilience Learning and skills workstream coordinator.

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THE BIG DATA SHOW is an SQA accredited project that includes 2 in-school workshops and a 90 minute live performance for whole S1 year groups and teachers in Perth, Edinburgh and Glasgow June 2020.

Pupils “became much more aware of the amount of data gathering going on in the background without them giving explicit permission and this was a shock to them.” Mrs Hollas. Drama Teacher. Perth Academy.

The Big Data Show is about cyber resilience and being a citizen in the digital age. It is about knowing who knows what about you, what you are ‘agreeing’ to when you download an app, how to live with the challenges of social media…and it’s a lot of fun.

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 The Big Data Show integrates the audience’s own mobile phone with the live action of the play and tells the story of the first prosecuted hack in the UK in 1984/5

The Big Data Show has been shown to improve participants’ data literacy via quantitative evaluation carried out by Dr Alasdair Rutherford at Stirling University.

All participating schools will also receive CPD sessions and access to a teachers’ pack to support the cross-curricular learning promoted by this project.

The Big Data Show took young people through a powerful process of experiential learning. The ‘shock factor’ created by the show encouraged young people to critically reflect on the data they are sharing with tech companies and the potential personal consequences.   Liz Green: YouthLink Scotland

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