MOOC – Task 2

The terms ‘cyber security’ ‘cyber awareness’ and ‘cyber safety’ are all pertinent to understanding what it is to be online. Cyber security refers to the systems put in place to protect computers, networks, programs and data. This is different from cyber awareness, which is about being conscious of and aware of what happens/can happen to the information you put online, and cyber safety, which is about protecting yourself on the internet.

Given that we live in the information age, and use of computers is continually rising, I think it is really important that all children are taught about these three concepts so they are able to make informed decisions about their use of the internet; That is, they are aware of the digital footprint they are creating, and how safe the information included in that is.

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