Unit 2 task

Explain what you think are some of the key differences between cyber security, cyber awareness and cyber safety. To what extent are you teaching these in the classroom or to what extend do you think they should be taught and why?


Awareness – Having a level of understanding about the benefits and detriments of personal (and community) actions in the other two categories

Security – Systems, professionals and precautions individuals (and communities) take to secure their inter- and intra-net experiences

Safety – Ensuring that the individual (and community) know what information to share (or not share), the websites that can/cannot be trusted and acting under the best interest of themselves and those in their lives.


I believe these should be taught explicitly at the beginning of a digital technologies unit and/or before incorporating the use of personal devices, internet or online learning tasks. A great way to teach these would be to have students complete hands-on activities, really delve into the definitions and relevant examples (and non-examples) of each term.


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