Unit 2

Question 1: 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?

Cyber security: Protecting yourself from digital attacks through the use of secure technology systems and innovations such as biosecurity and encryption.

Cyber awareness: Developing an understanding on how to protect your personal data. Being aware of dangers on the internet. Understanding that what you share on the internet is permanent. Knowing what makes a strong password. Understanding how your data can be used.

Cyber safety: Understanding safe use of ICT and how to be a respectful and ethical digital citizen.


I have not had the opportunity to teach in these areas yet, but I think they are extremely important. I think that we should be teaching these concepts right from when students first begin using technology in school, and reinforcing them throughout schooling. With technology changing so rapidly, it is important that young children are made aware of cyber security, awareness and safety, as their parents may not fully understand the dangers.

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