The Cybersecurity Training for Teachers (CTT) is an introductory course designed to equip teachers, teacher educators and other education practitioners with the skills and knowledge that they need to protect themselves and their students online, as well as create awareness for the parents and carers. The shift by most institutions to online and other forms of blended learning has presented various threats to teachers and their learners, making the need for training in online safety even greater.
In many families in the developing Commonwealth, learners are increasingly accessing online learning and assessment resources using devices owned by parents or older family members, putting them and their families at risk of cyber-attacks. Also, recent reports show a spike in cybercrime since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, making cybersecurity a key concern for educators. This introductory course enables participants to be safe users of digital learning technologies as they engage with learners and their carers in various online spaces.