Schoolchildren Are Better At Cyber Security Than Their Teachers

Less than half of UK teachers believe their school has done enough to prevent cyber security problems and almost  45% of teachers believe their pupils have a better knowledge of cybersecurity than they do, a new survey suggests.  Less than half of teachers believe their school has done enough to prevent cyber security breaches. Around 51% said they were unsure or disagreed that their school was well equipped to tackle such issues, at a time when pupils have been forced to shift learning online from home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Internet Matters research of more than 1,000 teachers revealed that over a third (36%) have received no information from schools on cybersecurity in the past year, while only one in five (20%) say they were given training after lockdown began.

“The research highlights how online safety needs to remain a top priority for parents as tech is playing an even bigger role in children’s lives,” said Carolyn Bunting, chief executive of Internet Matters.... Following lockdown, children are relying on their devices to socialise, for their downtime and increasingly, for their education....We’re urging parents to familiarise themselves with cybersecurity risks head-on this summer as children’s use of connected devices is on the rise and devices remain vital to their education when they return to lessons.

Having regular, honest and open conversations with your child about both their personal safety and cybersecurity issues is vital in helping them navigate their online world safely and responsibly.... The findings come as part of a joint initiative between the online child safety organisation and leading cybersecurity firm ESET. “Now, more than ever, tackling cybersecurity needs to be a top priority for schools as they may be increasingly forced to turn to the online world to support their pupils and their educational needs,” ESET’s Julian Roberts added.

Cyber criminals are constantly evolving their methods and organisations that oversee young people using technology must be fully equipped to not just tackle potential issues but educate as well.

ESET:       Express&Star:        Yahoo:     Belfast Telegraph


You Might Also Read:

The Kids Cyber Protection Code:

 

 

« Cyber Security Deadline For Mariners
Four Essential Questions To Ask A Cybersecurity Expert »

CyberSecurity Jobsite
Perimeter 81

Directory of Suppliers

Perimeter 81 / Zero Trust Network Access Guide

Perimeter 81 / Zero Trust Network Access Guide

Curious how you can Implement a Zero Trust roadmap with insights from Gartner? Download this free report for a limited time only.

Authentic8

Authentic8

Authentic8 transforms how organizations secure and control the use of the web with Silo, its patented cloud browser.

ZenGRC

ZenGRC

ZenGRC - the first, easy-to-use, enterprise-grade information security solution for compliance and risk management - offers businesses efficient control tracking, testing, and enforcement.

Jooble

Jooble

Jooble is a job search aggregator operating in 71 countries worldwide. We simplify the job search process by displaying active job ads from major job boards and career sites across the internet.

CYRIN

CYRIN

CYRIN® Cyber Range. Real Tools, Real Attacks, Real Scenarios. See why leading educational institutions and companies in the U.S. have begun to adopt the CYRIN® system.

MIRACL

MIRACL

MIRACL provides the world’s only single step Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) which can replace passwords on 100% of mobiles, desktops or even Smart TVs.

CSI Consulting Services

CSI Consulting Services

Get Advice From The Experts: * Training * Penetration Testing * Data Governance * GDPR Compliance. Connecting you to the best in the business.

XYPRO Technology

XYPRO Technology

XYPRO is the market leader in HPE Non-Stop Security, Risk Management and Compliance.

IT Governance

IT Governance

IT Governance is a leading global provider of information security solutions. Download our free guide and find out how ISO 27001 can help protect your organisation's information.

BackupVault

BackupVault

BackupVault is a leading provider of completely automatic, fully encrypted online, cloud backup.

Zadara Storage

Zadara Storage

Zadara provide complete data backup and protection delivered as a fully-managed service.

Mobile Guroo

Mobile Guroo

Mobile Guroo is a strategy and systems integrator for Enterprise Mobility Management projects.

Crossword Cybersecurity

Crossword Cybersecurity

We work with research intensive European university partners to identify promising cyber security intellectual property from research that meets emerging real-world challenges.

Sandvine

Sandvine

Sandvine’s network policy control solutions add intelligence to fixed, mobile, and converged communications service provider networks.

SKKU Security Lab (seclab)

SKKU Security Lab (seclab)

SKKU Security Lab supports research and education in information security engineering. The lab is a part of the College of Software, Sungkyunkwan University.

SoSafe

SoSafe

Modern awareness training that works. With memorable content on all areas of IT security, with measurable learning success and full data protection compliance.

DarkOwl

DarkOwl

DarkOwl provides the world’s largest index of darknet content and the tools to efficiently find leaked or otherwise compromised sensitive data.

Meditology

Meditology

Meditology Services is a top-ranked provider of information risk management, cybersecurity, privacy, and regulatory compliance consulting services exclusively for healthcare organizations.