Collaborating with the Ministry of the Economy and Foreign Trade of Luxemburg, the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) released a report to highlight the need of education when it comes to online security.
Since in the past couple of years online security started affecting both companies and individuals, ENISA made a report called Network Information Security in Education
to show the benefits that can be drawn from educating individuals, especially youths on the matter of online safety.
By summarizing the reports ENISA issued in the past few years, the organization releases a guideline that targets primary education, including educators, parents and in some cases teenagers.
“The idea was to simplify relevant ENISA deliverables and bring them to a form that will allow easy adaptation to educational objectives, identification of competencies needed and/or direct use through relevant stakeholders,” the report reads.
“Our aim is not to substitute excellent existing material in this area, but rather to provide concise information from ENISA work that can be easily integrated into existing educational material.”
The report doesn’t target only users and the academic sector, but also other stakeholders, such as companies, which may be interested in making sure that people are well informed on network information security matters.
The main issues addressed in the paper refer to encouraging children to improve their digital skills by performing more tasks online and teaching them safety skills.
The study also wants to raise awareness on things such as ever-younger children frequently going online, not only their parents, but also on the fact that their educators should be responsible for making sure they comprehend safety practices.
Information on real money transactions in the virtual world, cyber-bullying and online grooming, printing, advice for parents, awareness raising quizzes, and guidelines are all found in the report that will be updated as soon as other relevant data is found.