ICT Essentials Suite

CyberSecurity Essentials
- Information Technology Domain -

ICT CyberSecurity Essentilas

The ICT CyberSecurity Essentials course focuses on fundamentals of personal online security and safety. Students will define challenges and solutions of cybersecurity, including Internet and social media safety, cyber-ethics, and copyright issues. Students will also learn about threats to computer systems and ways to secure their computers. This course includes topics especially relevant to students, such as cyberbullying, sexting, online gaming, and risk mitigation for young or new users of online media.

After completing the ICT CyberSecurity Essentials course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of Internet safety practices and policies to help protect your identity, including social networking risks, mobile device issues, privacy and cybersafety practices to protect your personal information.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Internet safety practices to combat risks related to online social and recreational activities, including cyberbullying, sexting, and online gaming.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ethical and legal issues related to content found on the Internet, including music and videos downloaded from the Internet, and guidelines for copyright and fair use.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of security threats to computer systems (including common security threats, and viruses vs. malware), and perform countermeasures to secure a computer (including antivirus scans, strong passwords, and cybersafety techniques for protecting your computer when using the Internet).

Course Table of Contents

Lesson 1: Protecting Your Identity

BELL RINGERS

  • Protect Your Identity and Your Privacy
  • Privacy
  • Digital Footprint
  • Social Networking Sites and Privacy
  • Cybersafety Techniques

ACTIVITY:

  • Logging My Daily Schedule
  • Lesson 1 QUIZ

CASE STUDY:

  • Safety and Revealing Too Much

Lesson 2: Safety Risks in Online Activities

BELL RINGERS

  • Managing Online Risks
  • Cyberbullying
  • Sexting
  • Online Gaming

ACTIVITY:

  • Creating a PSA to Raise Cyberbullying Awareness
  • Creating a Video PSA to Raise Cyberbullying Awareness
  • Analyzing Sexting Scenarios
  • Lesson 2 QUIZ

Lesson 3: Legal and Ethical Issues of Internet Content

BELL RINGERS

  • Using Content from the Internet

ACTIVITY:

  • Presenting Fair Use Guidelines
  • Analyzing Copyright Scenarios
  • Lesson 3 QUIZ

Lesson 4: Protecting your Computer from Security Threats

BELL RINGERS

  • Securing your Computer
  • Malware and Viruses
  • Mobile Device Protection
  • Strong Passwords

ACTIVITY:

  • Creating a Digital Bill of Rights
  • Creating a CyberShield
  • Lesson 4 QUIZ

CASE STUDY:

  • Security and Surfing the ‘Net
  • Security and Avoiding P2P
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