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Cyber club launches for TN Valley students

The Madison City Cyber Outreach Program hopes to reach hundreds of students. (Source: WAFF) The Madison City Cyber Outreach Program hopes to reach hundreds of students. (Source: WAFF)
MADISON, AL (WAFF) -

Officials with the Madison City Cyber Outreach Program met with students, parents and volunteers Tuesday afternoon.

Their goal is to reach out to hundreds of kids each year in the Tennessee Valley to ignite a passion for computers and security.

Volunteers with the North Alabama Chapter of Information Systems Security Association said they want to help promote security awareness and teach kids they can approach computer science with creativity and innovation.

"This is the age where it begins and if we can teach these guys what they need to be doing and how they need to be doing it when they get older they won't become such victims of the frauds and the things that go on online," said Julia West.

The training program will include password security.

It will focus on preparing and encouraging students to join cyber teams at their local schools.

Click here to learn more about the club.

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