QTS – Unit 2 – Question 1

Cyber security is the practice of protecting computers, networks, programs, and data from digital attacks through security design, security controls and protection, security awareness and user behavior.

Cyber safety (or internet safety, online safety and e-safety) is the safe and responsible use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). It’s the idea that we are to behave as good digital citizens when interacting and collaborating in an online space and using technologies.
Cyber safety involves the knowledge and skills we can adopt to ensure we behave safely and responsibly online.

Cyber awareness is just as important as cyber security to understand the potential threats to safety and the knowledge and skills of users to avoid these threats.

I think these are fundamental knowledge in the digital age and the sooner we teach students the better they can protect themselves, especially in these days because of the Covid when almost every activity/event even education have been switched from offline to online which also means more time communicating/surfing using the Internet. It is crucial that students able to distinguish these three terminologies (cyber security, cyber awareness and cyber safety) and also able to apply certain practices to protect them from being vulnerable to attacks, for example they have to know how to create secure passwords.

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