Cyber Safety

This module provides candidates with the skills and knowledge required to operate safely with computers and a range of mobile devices and to be aware of online threats. Candidates will recognise the need to safeguard personal information on computers and mobile devices and will recognise the threats posed by Internet criminals and scams.

15-20 hours per module
45 minutes per module
Arabic and English

On completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  • Understand the threats posed by viruses and will know the importance of using anti-virus software and Firewalls.
  • Know about back-up procedures and good password practices as well as knowing how to filter email for spam and the importance of scanning email attachments before opening them.
  • Be aware of the information contained in smart devices and how it is shared online.
  • Know how to set appropriate security features for smart devices to guard against security threats and prevent unauthorised access to the device and the data it contains.
  • Recognize the risks in everyday use of the Internet and know how to protect themselves when shopping online.
  • Be aware of the implications of putting personal information on social networking sites and be aware of privacy issues.
  • Be aware of some of the dangers associated with social networking, including inappropriate content, age verification issues, access to profiles and the potential for predators.

What are the benefits of this module?

  • Covers the skills needed to understand the main concepts relating to social media
  • Certifies best practice in effective us of social media.
  • Developed with input from social media users subject matter experts and practicing social media professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content.

Syllabus Overview

  • Identity
  • Authenticate
  • Anti-Virus
  • Anti-Spyware
  • Backup
  • Email
  • Wireless
  • Physical
  • Smart Devices
  • Online Risks
  • Shopping Online
  • Paying Online
Think First
  • Personal Identity
  • Sharing Devices
  • Social Networking
  • Spamming and Phishing on Social Networking Platforms
  • False Identities on Social Media
Virtual World
  • IM / Chat Rooms
  • Video, Blogs
  • Online Games
  • Be Responsible
Learn Together
  • Discuss
  • Parental Controls
  • Online Addiction
Virtual Behaviour
  • Communicating
  • Cyber Bullying
  • Usage
  • Copyright


The module sets out the specific knowledge and skills that make up this module, as informed by input from subject matter experts from a wide range of computer societies and organisations.



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