Cyber Security for Educators and Teachers

Syllabus

This module is designed to give a comprehensive overview of Cybersecurity for the educational realm.

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

  • Recognise the potential security risks and drawbacks of students engaging in various online activities.
  • Develop and refresh teachers’ awareness and understanding of student protection to help keep students safe online.
  • Understand how to create effective plans to help protect students online, including supporting parents’ concerns.
  • Use various tools and techniques to secure and protect students with their online experiences.
  • Recognise practical ways to keep students safe, like child-friendly search engines, privacy settings, and parental controls.
  • Develop an awareness of online risks, like cyberbullying, inappropriate messages, sexual harassment, inappropriate websites, and online radicalization, sharing (streaming) online and inappropriate use of social networking sites.
  • Recognise how to help students manage Internet safety risks, including speaking with the students about online content and activities
  • Understand the relevant legislation and ethical guidance for student safeguarding.
  • Recognise the different types of online risks and signs of cyberbullying, to provide a suitable response for the students involved.
  • Recognise the key elements of Cybersecurity policies and procedures.
  • Track changes in children’s online behaviour, updating them on new developments/risks.
  • Understand a range of safety initiatives, such as awareness, strategies, and rules regulating online access and usage. Also, build children’s digital resilience through safety and privacy.
  • Understand how to use security policies and what resources are available.
  • Understand and apply the concepts and principles of ethical thinking to problems relating to computers and digital technologies.
  • Define the legal issues and be aware of what will happen when a student breaches cyber laws.

What are the benefits of this module?

  • Covers the key information and skills needed to ensure that teachers and educational leadership teams have a solid understanding of the risks involved for students working online, and how they should identify and respond to such risks.
  • Certifies best practice in Cyber Security for Educators.
  • Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content

Syllabus Outline:

CATEGORY SKILLSET

Use of the Internet and Social Networks in school

  • The use of the Internet
  • The use of Social Media

Online Activity

Risks

  • Risks of harm to students online
  • Internet Safety Risks for students

Social Networks

  • Risks of Social Media
  • Navigating the Risks of Social Media
  • Social Media: E-Safety Understand how different types of Social Media Apps may pose a risk

Online Risks & Harms

  • Cyberbullying
  • Online Advertising and Students
  • Improper websites and videos
  • Inappropriate messaging and sexual harassment
  • Online Radicalisation
  • Vulnerability and Victimhood
  • Respond to the Risks of “Live Streaming”

Manage student’s online safety

  • Active Listening
  • Confidence in Students
  • Student Moods: The ups and downs of Adolescence
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Digital Resilience in Students

Initiatives to Safeguard Students Online

  • Student Privacy, Monitoring & Trust
  • Keeping students safe online
  • Teaching Safe & Responsible Online Behavior
  • Discussing internet safety with students

A Classroom Resource Guide for Engaging Students in Cybersecurity

  • Classroom and Professional Development Resources

Cybersecurity Policy

  • Writing Policy Guidelines

Cyber Ethics

  • What are the important ethical issues in cybersecurity?
  • Ethics Perspectives: Networked Communications

Cyber Laws

  • Awareness & Guidelines