Cyber security, awareness and safety


I’ll be discussing the key differences between cyber security, cyber awareness and cyber safety.

Looking at this topic from a Primary perspective, we as teachers start with the cyber safety.  In some cases, it’s only cyber safety that is taught- especially in the P-4 curric.  Whilst I’m aware the curriculum covers much more, I feel that many teachers don’t feel confident or competent to teach the other two  topics.

Cyber awareness is taught in a limited capacity as we can only teach students what we know.  We discuss viruses, scams, hacking etc, without going too much into detail.  As for the Cyber Security, well I believe that very few teachers would teach this in depth.  Networking isn’t necessarily understood by teachers.  For the most part, they want to know that their computer, printer and projector are going to work for them throughout the day.

I honestly feel that much of the information these topics provide is forfeited due to inability.

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