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This is Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety professional learning programme overview

As educators it is our responsibility to ensure our learners are taught how to be cyber resilient and safer online.

This four-part professional learning programme is designed to develop educators’ knowledge of cyber resilience and internet safety skills and knowledge required to support with learners live their best online lives.

The course links in with other Education Scotland cyber resilience resources and training, such as the Teacher Toolkit, Digital Schools Award Scotland and Cyber Resilience Mentors certification.

The four sessions are:

  • How We Use the Internet
  • Devices and Accounts
  • Online Behaviours
  • Cyber Security

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This is Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety (May 2022) professional learning programme

As educators it is our responsibility to ensure our learners are taught how to be cyber resilient and safer online.

This four-part professional learning programme is designed to develop educators’ knowledge of cyber resilience and internet safety skills and knowledge required to support with learners live their best online lives.

The course links in with other Education Scotland cyber resilience resources and training, such as the Teacher Toolkit, Digital Schools Award Scotland and Cyber Resilience Mentors certification.

The four sessions are:
09/05/22 – episode 1: How We Use the Internet

16/05/22 – episode 2: Devices and Accounts

30/05/22 – episode 3: Online Behaviours

06/06/22 – episode 4: Cyber Security

 

COURSE IS FULLY SUBSCRIBED

03 March 1100 – 1200, LIVE Lesson with Tech We Can – Tech for Safety and Security Careers

Join us for this live lesson with Becky from Tech She Can who will lead their Tech for Safety and Security lesson with your learners. The lesson is based around tech used for security and safety both online and offline and the careers in this field. This lesson is all about learning what our learners think tech careers are and who works in tech, before helping them challenge and change those perceptions.

ALL YOU NEED IS PAPER AND PENS FOR LEARNERS

Preview the lesson online here

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02 March 1100 – 1200, LIVE code-a-long with micro:bit – Making a Password Generator

This exciting cyber resilience lesson is brought to you by micro:bit and will explore how passwords work and show you how to programme your very own password generator code. It is aimed at upper primary and BGE secondary learners.

 

Whether you have micro:bits or not, you can join in with the FREE online editor here: https://makecode.microbit.org/ 

Find out more about this activity here

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06 June 1600 – 1700, This is Cyber – episode 4: Cyber Security

As educators it is our responsibility (GTCS) to ensure our learners are taught how to be cyber resilient and safer online.

This is episode one of a four-part professional learning programme designed to develop educators’ confidence to teach cyber resilience and internet safety. This will empower you to more effectively support learners live their best online lives.

This episode will serve as an introduction to the course and the concept of cyber resilience and internet safety. We will then explore Cyber Security:​

  • Pathways
  • Opportunities
  • Engagement

Cyber Security

Cyber Security is an exciting subject, that can be taught alongside, as part of, or independently from Computing Science. It offers an exciting range of job opportunities that may excite learners. Cyber Security offers challenge to learners as it requires an increasing technical knowledge at national level. Does your setting offer Cyber Security? Are you preparing younger learners with the skills and knowledge to enable them to progress to studying this area?

The Greenwood Challengers were a group of S2 girls from Greenwood Academy in North Ayrshire – here they talk about the challenge, engagement and opportunities cyber has afforded them:

ACTIVITY prior to attending

  1. What is currently offered in your setting – school or wider community and educational establishments?
  2. What are the local cyber career or training prospects?

 

this is cyber resilience: professional learning webinars

30 May 1600 – 1700, This is Cyber – episode 3: Online Behaviours

As educators it is our responsibility (GTCS) to ensure our learners are taught how to be cyber resilient and safer online.

This is episode one of a four-part professional learning programme designed to develop educators’ confidence to teach cyber resilience and internet safety. This will empower you to more effectively support learners live their best online lives.

This episode will serve as an introduction to the course and the concept of cyber resilience and internet safety. We will then explore:​

  • online behaviours
  • online risks and harms
  • managing online profiles

Internet Safety – online behaviours

Internet Safety relates to harms and risks of using online services that are internet enabled – that means the behaviours could occur without an internet connection, such as bullying, but are often made easier to access or share online. This distinction allows us to focus our teaching and support on issues separate from the devices and platforms of cyber resilience in episode 2.

Learners need to learn about the risks of using online services and the behaviours that carry risk when online. They should also reflect on their own practice, and that which is modelled to them, and how this may affect others – we want to encourage them to become more:

 

  • Safe – looking after themselves and their friends and family online
  • Smart – they consider the reliability and truthfulness of online content and the impact of sharing this
  • Kind – they should be kinder to themselves and others, considering the impact of posts and content they may create or share

our internet safety message: safe smart kind

ACTIVITY prior to attending

  1. Talk to your class and ask them what they use the internet for
  2. Are there any patterns, such as boy/girls or older/younger learners? Why do you think these may be?
  3. Consider the Hackett Continuum below and evaluate what behaviours you think would fit in each category:

hackett continuum for harmful sexual behaviour

this is cyber resilience: professional learning webinars

This is Cyber – episode 2: Devices and Accounts

As educators it is our responsibility (GTCS) to ensure our learners are taught how to be cyber resilient and safer online.

This is episode one of a four-part professional learning programme designed to develop educators’ confidence to teach cyber resilience and internet safety. This will empower you to more effectively support learners live their best online lives.

This episode will serve as an introduction to the course and the concept of cyber resilience and internet safety. We will then explore:​

  • Setting up devices and accounts​
  • Recognise React Recover​
  • Learning resources

Cyber Resilience – devices and platforms

Cyber resilience relates to harms and risks of using devices that are internet dependant – that means they require the internet to be functional. This distinction allows us to focus our teaching and support on issues that only concern devices, platforms and the internet; making it distinct from internet safety which we will explore in episode 3.

Learners need to learn how to effectively setup and use devices, including security and account settings, risks to using internet-enabled devices and how to recover from potential cyber harms, risks and attacks.

 

  • Recognise risks, threats and harms to devices and accounts
  • React to any attack or threat
  • Recover from an attack or threat – both technically and personally

ACTIVITY prior to attending

  1. Read this post from the National Cyber Security Centre – Most hacked passwords revealed as UK cyber survey exposes… – NCSC.GOV.UK
  2. Check the strength of your current password(s) here – How Secure Is My Password? | Password Strength Checker (security.org)
  3. Consider the evidence and reflect on your own cyber resilience – do you know how to prevent cyber threats? Would you know how to react and recover?

This story is great for introducing the concept of passwords to keep things more secure with younger learners

The blue house activity on this game is effective for older learners to consider those devices that connect to the internet with WiFi:

picture of a house in the Cyber Land security game
Cyber Land – Cyber Games UK

this is cyber resilience: professional learning webinars

09 May 1600 – 1700, This is Cyber – episode 1: How We Use the Internet

As educators it is our responsibility (GTCS) to ensure our learners are taught how to be cyber resilient and safer online.

This is episode one of a four-part professional learning programme designed to develop educators’ confidence to teach cyber resilience and internet safety. This will empower you to more effectively support learners live their best online lives.

This episode will serve as an introduction to the course and the concept of cyber resilience and internet safety. We will then explore:​

  • Why we teach cyber resilience and internet safety​
  • Cyber resilience and internet safety – what’s the difference?​
  • How children and young people use the internet – Consume Create Communicate

Consume Create Communicate

To more effectively support our learners with their online lives it is important to understand their behaviour as consumption, creation or communication. The apps and platforms they use may be ever-changing but their behaviours are not. Understanding the behaviour will help educators make more effective use of our Teacher Toolkit which has ideas, information and resources to support with cyber resilience learning and teaching.

ACTIVITY prior to attending

  1. Try sorting these activities into one of the three categories:

2. Check out our Teacher Toolkit and how we have organised ideas, resources and information under some of the activity types

23 November 1600 – 1700, Learning (This is Digital Learning and Teaching professional learning programme 4)

As educators it is our responsibility to make effective use of digital technology to deliver high quality teaching, engaging learning and effective assessment.

This four-part professional learning programme is designed to enhance educators’ knowledge and skills in order to develop their learning, teaching and assessment with digital technology.

 

Episode 4 –  Assessment done digitally:

  • can meet the needs of more learners
  • create easily accessible and portable evidence that can be shared and moderated
  • allows the teacher to provide meaningful feedback in the form of voice, video or text (and can even be generated automatically)
  • means the teacher can often export this data for more effective tracking

 

Discussion activity – before attending we want you to reflect on this statement and share your thinking with us:

“Teachers should ‘feed forward’ about learners’ next steps instead of feedback on something they have already done.”

16 November 1600 – 1700, Learning (This is Digital Learning and Teaching professional learning programme 3)

As educators it is our responsibility to make effective use of digital technology to deliver high quality teaching, engaging learning and effective assessment.

This four-part professional learning programme is designed to enhance educators’ knowledge and skills in order to develop their learning, teaching and assessment with digital technology.

 

Episode 3 –  Digital learning enables and empowers learners to:

  • learn any time and place
  • learn in ways that suit their needs, abilities or preferences
  • learn collaboratively with peers locally or globally
  • create meaningful outcomes and products

So how do we start to shape our teaching to create these outcomes?

 

Discussion activity – before attending we want you to reflect on this statement and share your thinking with us:

“What does learning look like when we leave the jotters behind?”