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IJIET 2020 Vol.10(5): 378-382 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2020.10.5.1393

The Importance of Cybersecurity Education in School

Rahman N. A. A, Sairi I. H., Zizi N. A. M., and Khalid F.

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: nurulamirah.abdrahman@gmail.com, ihanis25@gmail.com, nurulakma.mzizi@gmail.com, fariza.khalid@ukm.edu.my).


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).

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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