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Introduction to cyber security

Computational thinking, Programming, Safety & security | MakeCode | 11-14 yrs

Lesson 1

What is cyber security?


Students learn about the importance of cyber security and explore ethical hacking.

Learning objectives

  • to understand about the importance of cyber security in the world today
  • to be able to explain what is meant by the term ‘ethical hacking’
  • to understand how to recognise potential malware attacks and how to protect data and devices.

You will need

Downloadable resources:

  • Lesson plan
  • Lesson slides
  • Student handouts
    • malware or made up
    • beat the hacker

Other resources:

Whiteboards & dry-wipe marker pens, printouts of slides

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Lesson plan