Raining Students On Cybersecurity And Netiquette

The daily use of these technologies has turned a large part of the citizenry into digital natives or immigrants, not always aware of the risks that are run every time we expose ourselves on the Internet, both inside and, above all, outside of school; and many times this happens behind the backs of the adults who have students under their care, who are therefore beyond all supervision. This implies that your students are often alone in the face of attitudes that are far from the benefits that ICTs also offer as an informational and communication tool. In the case of the Violations of the privacy of users, cyberattacks, capable of collapsing school institutions connected to the Internet, or cases, even more problematic, of harassment through the Internet carried out by people outside the inner circle of the victims, or even by classmates. Unpleasant situations at least, which can be prevented to a greater or lesser degree thanks to training in cybersecurity and, also, in netiquette. Having a knowledge of cybersecurity is important, so we don’t produce only English speaking children (ภาษา อังกฤษ สอน เด็ก which is the term in Thai).


Raised from a strictly technological perspective, cybersecurity prevents possible digital attacks against our databases and devices. Which implies that sticking to the school environment, this is an aspect of Internet security that remains in the hands of educational institutions and that they are aware of the necessity of the existence of a computer intended for computer security. Although, as prevention is better than cure, many of the problems derived from failures in cybersecurity in schools can be avoided through good use of ICT, starting with the good practices summarized in the following section.


When referring to the label on the Internet (Net in English, giving rise to this term), netiquette comprises good practices on the Internet in relational matters, ranging from how to relate to each other through the RRSS to what must be taken into account for writing an email, and also from an informational point of view. Knowing which websites can be more or less safe for their users, or the consequences that accepting the use of cookies when entering a page may have for our computers, are just some of its utilities.

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