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?

My response 1. Cyber security is the practice of protecting digital technology e.g., data, computers, networks, from digital attacks. i.e., protects information. Cyber safety is the practice of safe and responsible usage of technologies given to a person. i.e., protects people. Cyber awareness is the aim to understand what information online, can and cannot be shared for everyone to see.

With digital technology becoming part of everyday life for primary school students, students use the internet as a tool for learning, relaxing, having fun, researching, and connecting with a wide online community. Students need to be taught about Cyber security, cyber safety, and cyber awareness to provide them with knowledge and skills to safely navigate and use online environments. The knowledge and skills learnt will assist in understanding that there are benefits and risks within online environments and being able to avoid potential harms. There are many benefits to connecting online, but it also places students at increased risk of online harms i.e., cyber bullying, privacy breaches etc.

Below are webpages I thought was interesting and would be useful for teachers and students:

https://www.brainstormproductions.edu.au/student-cyber-safety-guide-for-schools/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2obvZuK-QSc

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