Unit 2: Task


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?

When comparing cyber security, cyber awareness and cyber safety, there is a significant amount of overlap. As referenced in the information provided, cyber security refers to the protection of computers, networks and data from a digital attack. This can be seen in professionals creating secure encryption systems, use of artificial intelligence programs, and/or strong testing procedures to ensure a secure network. Cyber awareness refers to the knowledge, attitude and behaviours used to protect any information that is being given online. This can be determined by having a knowledge of the policies and procedures of information online, creating strong and unique passwords to avoid hacking, and being aware of the use and misuse of data. Moreover, cyber safety refers to the ability to manage and collaborate online safety. This can be shown through being diligent of what is being posted, adhering and applying the code of ethics, and having a safe digital footprint.

When referring to teaching in a classroom, it is important to have an understanding of all three aspects as each one represents an important unit of online safety. More specifically, cyber awareness and cyber safety would be most vital and should be taught at a more in-depth extent. By having a thorough understanding into these two aspects, students are able to protect themselves and their personal information, and learn the importance of always adhering to safety measurements on the internet.

 

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