Unit 2 Task – Option 1

  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?


First of all, the differences are initially in the definitions:

+ Cyber security: the protection of internet-connected systems such as hardware, software and data from cyberthreats.

+ Cyber awareness: the level of awareness, understanding, attitudes and behaviours in protecting our information and assets in digital network.

+ Cyber safety: the safe and responsible use of Information and Communication Technologies 

Secondly, I think that cyber safety focuses on people while cybersecurity involves information. And if users practice cyber awareness, they behave in a way that supports cyber security and cyber safety.

I think that cyber security is very important in school and should be taught more. Think the case that hackers getting personal information like email, birth dates, addresses, etc…, it is a big problem. Therefore, I think that it is very necessary to teach students in-depth about the way to make schools’ cyber security better, such as firewalls.


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