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CyberSecurity Curricula Education

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Creating a generation that is aware and understands cyber security and digital concepts

The aim of the project is to educate children and adolescents in the State of Qatar about the various concepts and foundations related to digital safety and cyber security. This project is sponsored by the National Agency for Cyber in it is the first project of its kind in the region, a project that aims to raise digital awareness among all age groups of schools.



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Target group
June 2024
This project aims to raise digital awareness among all age groups, starting from first grade of elementary school to twelfth grade of high school, as well as university students, parallel education, literacy programs, and the educational staff and parents. It provides permanent, interactive awareness content accessible through a Learning Management System (LMS).

About the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

1. Enhancing the awareness of students in different educational stages with cybersecurity and digital safety concepts.
2. Enhancing student's ability to use the internet and technology applications safely and effectively.
3. Enhancing the indicators of cybersecurity and digital safety across the entire society.
4. Providing society with a skilled generation in the field of cybersecurity.

What does your innovation look like in practice?

To accomplish the goals of the project, It employs a variety of educational tools, all of which fall under the umbrella of raising awareness of the significance of cyber security in a manner that contributes to achieving the project and the National Agency for Cyber security's goals of protecting society from Internet risks and data security and privacy. In addition to a guide for teachers, the training tools include training and educational visual products, educational visual content, posters, and infographic designs, In addition to a guide for teachers.

How has it been spreading?

Tackling these challenges is done by directing efforts towards children and young adults within the school environment, through a curriculum that has been implemented for all government schools 214 and 228 private schools in Qatar.

The Cybersecurity Education Curriculum project is an ongoing project that accompanies students in successive academic years rather than ending at the end of the academic year. Which supports and enhances its cumulative cognitive impact and promotes its ability to construct a cybersecure technologically experienced society.

In addition to this, as part of the strategy, an online platform with interactive content was also launched to raise awareness about digital safety concepts. The platform is available to the public in and outside Qatar.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

You can visit the official channel of the curricula on YouTube in English and Arabic

Implementation steps

Qatar Education System
Once the finalized content was created, edited and reviewed. It was officially approved and uploaded to the official Qatar Education System, to be available permanently for the target audience. It is characterized by:
1. Helps analyze the academic level, behavior and class activities of each student
2. Relies on AI and many advanced systems.
3, Provides the ability to analyze teachers performance
4. Provides easy communication between parents and schools.
Teachers Guidebook
The teacher's guidebook is a set of procedural steps, tips, and guidance provided to teachers to understand the nature of curriculum strategies and their roles as the cornerstone for successful implementation, ensuring the highest level of performance and outcomes with students. This guide aims to support teachers' efforts in achieving the desired influence of the project by supporting the educational staff and enriching their knowledge.
Parents Guidebook
The guidebook cont to qualifying and training parents on how to deal with modern technological tools and raising their awareness of cybersecurity concepts and digital safety. This constitutes direct support for the efforts of the cybersecurity Education Curriculum project in building a digitally safe community. The awareness of students' parents about the principles of safe technology use will have a positive impact on students and, consequently, on society across its various segments.
Online Platform
The online platform provides interactive content, such as short videos, animations, infographics, banners and more to raise awareness about digital safety concepts, the seriousness of cyber threats and how to confront them.
Age & Level Characteristics
The curriculum is carefully curated to suit different educational levels, including elementary, middle school, high school, special needs students, and adult education. Each level follows a unique approach and curriculum design to ensure relevance and effectiveness. This differentiated approach ensures that every learner, regardless of age or ability, gains valuable skills and knowledge in cybersecurity and digital safety.

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