In my opinion, the three concepts are interrelated and deal with protecting users and the systems from digital attacks. However, there exist some differences among them. While cyber security focuses on the use of technology to defend computers, networks, programs and data against attacks, both cyber awareness and safety aim at enhancing users’ understanding of how to prevent their data from being lost and how to use the data in a responsible way.
Frankly speaking, these concepts are new to me because I haven’t paid appropriate attention to them so far. I have only used the internet, the apps… to search for information without knowing what are called “cyber security, cyber awareness and cyber safety”. However, I think I must be responsible to teach my students about them, starting with cyber awareness which helps them build up some basic understanding on responsible use of the information source. Once cyber awareness has already been well-established, the students will find their ways to the other two with the teachers’ guidelines or from other sources.
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