National Cyber Safety and Security Standards

Summit - 2012

The Internet has drastically changed the way that students interact with the world. They have access to in-depth knowledge, tools to express their creativity, and people from all over the world. The Internet offers a wealth of resources and material for education. Accessed through a variety of electronic devices, it also allows for rich and diverse opportunities for 21st century communications.

The rapid and dramatic advances in information technology in recent years have generated tremendous benefits. It had also created significant and unprecedented risks with implementation. Computer security has thus become more important at all levels of an organization to avoid data tampering, fraud, disruptions in critical operations, and inappropriate disclosure of sensitive information.

These devices are becoming ever more diverse and ubiquitous. They raise issues of digital / Internet safety and digital citizenship. Along with ensuring that our young people have the technological skills to effectively use digital devices, platforms, and resources for educational purposes, we also have the responsibility to teach them how to be safe and productive digital citizens of the 21st century.