Is your school cyber-secure? Are you preparing your students for life in a world where cyber-security will be crucial to their futures? Computing and technology specialist Dave Gibbs urges schools to step-up their focus on cyber-space
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Our constantly connected world presents opportunities undreamed of a generation ago.

However, navigating cyber-space requires new skills and new knowledge, and everyone in every school needs to know how to keep themselves and their community safe. But what do cyber-skills mean to school leaders, and how can teachers and learners thrive online?

Bearing in mind that there are many different definitions of cyber-space, we might say that it is a global domain comprising the hardware, software, data and interactions shared within and between computer networks via the internet.

It exists everywhere as a largely virtual world experienced through computers of all shapes and sizes. For its users – including you and me – it is just as real as our “real lives”, and increasingly sensory.

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