Unit 2 – Task – question 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?

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.  Cybersafety involves the knowledge and skills we can adopt to ensure we behave safely and responsibly online

Cyber awareness is understanding the potential threats to safety and the knowledge and skills of users to avoid these threats. 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 high 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 learned 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 harm i.e., cyberbullying, privacy breaches, online addiction.

Below are web pages 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

https://www.local.gov.uk/publications/lga-online-harms

https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/vi_vn/

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