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?
Cyber security involves protecting computers, networks, programs and data using technology and systems. This is taught in a classroom by teaching students to use safe trusted websites. Cyber awareness involves building knowledge to protect digital information. This is applied by teaching students about cyber attacks and the use and misuse of data. Cyber safety is ensuring that safe settings are used and appropriate sharing and settings are applied including considering the ‘digital footprint’.
These three areas combined will allow students to integrate their learning with digital technologies safely at home and school.