Abstract—Despite the fact that the Internet has positively
impacted people’s lives, there are negative issues emerged
related to the use of Internet. Cases like cyber-bully, online
fraud, racial abuse, pornography and gambling had increased
tremendously due to the lack of awareness and self-mechanism
among Internet users to protect themselves from being victims
to these acts. However, past research revealed that the level of
awareness among Internet users is still low or moderate. One of
the vital measures to be taken is to cultivate knowledge and
awareness among Internet users from their early age, i.e.,
young children. Young children specifically, need to be
educated to operate in a safe manner in cyberspace and to
protect themselves in the process. The objective of this
systematic review paper is to explore why it is so critical that
modern learners are educated about the risks associated with
being active in cyberspace and the strategies that stakeholders
can use to promote cyber security education in schools. In this
paper, few strategies are discussed as how cyber security
education can be implemented in schools.
Index Terms—Cybersecurity, cyber safety, cyber education, cyber awareness.
The authors are with the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia (e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Rahman N. A. A, Sairi I. H., Zizi N. A. M., and Khalid F., "The Importance of Cybersecurity Education in School," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 378-382, 2020.Copyright © 2020 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).