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
  • Learn about threats to computer systems and ways to secure their computers
  • Learn topics especially relevant to students, such as cyberbullying, inappropriate texting, online gaming, and risk mitigation for young or new users of online media

Course Table of Contents

Lesson 1: Protecting Your Identity

Lesson Sections

  • Protect Your Identity and Your Privacy

Suggested activity

  • Logging My Daily Schedule (Hands-on)

Case Study

  • Safety and Revealing Too Much (Team)

Lesson 1 Quiz

Lesson 2: Safety Risks in Online Activities

Lesson Sections

  • Managing Online Risks

Suggested Activities

  • Creating a PSA to Raise Cyberbullying Awareness (Team)
  • Creating a Video PSA to Raise Cyberbullying Awareness (Team)
  • Analyzing inappropriate texting Scenarios (Teacher-Led)

Lesson 2 Quiz

Lesson 3: Legal and Ethical Issues of Internet Content

Lesson Sections

  • Copyright and Fair Use
  • Citing Sources

Suggested Activities

  • Presenting Fair Use Guidelines (Team)
  • Analyzing Copyright Scenarios (Teacher-Led)
  • Internet Searching Techniques (Hands-on)
  • Favorite Sport Report (Hands-on)

Lesson 3 Quiz

Lesson 4: Protecting your Computer from Security Threats

Lesson Sections

  • Securing your Computer

Suggested Activities

  • Creating a CyberShield (Hands-on)
  • Creating a Digital Bill of Rights (Team)

Case Studies

  • Security and Avoiding P2P (Team)
  • Security and Surfing the ‘Net (Team)

Lesson 4 Quiz

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