PRIVACY & INFORMATION SECURITY
Escape the Attack
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This lesson plan teaches students about the importance of personal information security and provides them with knowledge of hackers, antivirus software, device security measures, and strategies to safeguard their devices and information in the digital world.
- Suitable for age 12
- 60 minutes + project work
What's in this lesson?
Students will be able to:
- Identify the motivations of black hat hackers and describe why cyberattacks are dangerous for an individual.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of antivirus software and patching in protecting personal devices from cyber threats.
- Apply critical thinking skills to identify potential cyber threats to their device security (such as downloading potential malware).
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There are many types of hackers, but the one we need to watch out for are the black hat hackers. A black hat hacker is a person who uses their computer skills with bad intentions to gain access to computer systems or data that they’re not supposed to access.
Antivirus is a software that helps protect your digital devices from getting infected by harmful software, or what is known as “viruses”.
Patching refers to the process of updating your software to fix any viruses or bugs that have been discovered.
Device security means taking steps to keep your electronic devices, such as your phone, tablet or computer, safe from potential harm. This includes using strong passwords, installing antivirus software, being careful about what you download or click on, and regularly updating your software to fix any security issues.
Introduction (5 min)
Define the Keywords (15 min)
Investigate the Scenario (30 min)
Project Work (duration as needed)
Key Takeaways (10 min)
Included in this Lesson
- Presentation slides available in Powerpoint (.pptx) or in the Online Player
- Lesson plan for teachers
- Printable handouts for students
- Assessment rubric for project based learning
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