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 do you think they should be taught?

Cyber Security 

This involves the systems in place that protect computers, software, and data from potential threats such as hackers, malware, and bots. Forms of security may include the use of Firewalls, VPNs, strong password options with multiple authentication processes, and more.

Cyber Awareness

Cyber awareness involves the open discussion on the various problems that can occur when online regarding data or identity information being stolen, or potential damage to computers. Awareness may be spread through videos, infographics, programs, and more.

Cyber Safety

Cyber safety are the practices people undertake to assure their data and information is safe online. This may include ensuring strong cyber security settings and practices are currently in use, as well as being conscious of the types of information one shares.


Delivering such information to students in the classroom about the differences between the three can be most effectively done through the use of short videos, such at the following:

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