Unit 2 – Question 1

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 do you think they should be taught?


Fundamentally, cyber safety focuses on people while cybersecurity involves information.

Cyber safety uses technology to help protect the physical and emotional well being of students, faculty, and staff on campus. These tools focus on protecting students from viewing explicit or violent content on school networks and computers, and from bullying and other inappropriate behavior. 

Cybersecurity protects school technology infrastructure, such as networks, computers, cloud applications, and data from cyber attacks. Think hackers getting personal information like social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, etc… 

Cyber awareness involves being mindful of cybersecurity in day-to-day situations. Being aware of the dangers of browsing the web, checking email and interacting online are all components of cybersecurity awareness. 


Everyone should be educated on cyber safety, cybersecurity as well as cyber awareness and thoroughly understand their role together with the difference among these terms. Therefore, they should be approached as soon as possible and the most appropriate time is when they are students and eager to learn more about everything. The theory of this field is still quite new and heavy so in order to enhance the efficiency of education, teaching programs should be properly distributed between theory and application such as practical examples or games.


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