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Posted On: 29 June 2009 08:10 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

Shifting Paradigms in Teaching About Cyber Safety

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Close your eyes. Put yourself in the shoes of a parent and ask yourself: What comes to mind when you hear the word "cyber safety"? Now, open your eyes and resume your teacher role and instead of testing your students, take a quiz by yourself." With this introduction, Mala Bower, Executive Director, Cybersmart, started her engaging lecture on the timely issue of Cyber safety, during a recent ICT in Education Conference, held by ictQATAR and College of North Atlantic (CNA-Q). Attendees were predominantly teachers from across Qatar and Bower challenging them to explore how cyber security should be handled with children. Should it be taught as a way to: (A) protect them from dangers online? or (B) ensure a fun and safe online experience for them? Read the full article in ictQATAR's latest e-newsletter edition: