Towards cyber safety education in primary schools in Africa

S. Von Solms, R. Von Solms

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Abstract

Cyber safety has become critically important to all who are active in cyber space. In most African countries no coordinated activities in this regard are taking place, even though many children are already active on cyber space. This paper presents an introductory, but usable, guide to empower primary school teachers, specifically in Africa, to impart the basic principles of cyber safety to their learners. A set of very usable, self-explanatory, publicly available online video cartoons were identified for use as resources by teachers in discussing and stimulate cyber safety principles to primary school learners.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance, HAISA 2014
EditorsSteven M Furnell, Nathan L Clarke
PublisherUniversity of Plymouth
Pages185-197
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781841023755
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance, HAISA 2014 - Plymouth, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Jul 20149 Jul 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance, HAISA 2014

Conference

Conference8th International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance, HAISA 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityPlymouth
Period8/07/149/07/14

Keywords

  • Cyber awareness
  • Cyber education
  • Cyber safety
  • Cyber security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Software
  • Safety Research

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