Cyber Safety: Understanding Malware is a free, online teaching resource for Years 4-6 that assists primary teachers to:
Did you know that online malicious software – or malware – can steal your personal information, like passwords and banking details, and maybe even your identity?
One out of every three infringing screen content sites contains malware and users of these pirate websites are twenty-eight times more likely to be exposed to hacking, viruses and malicious activity than on legitimate content sites.
The Australian Federal Police has posted the Meet the Malwares animation (a part of this resource) on their Facebook page warning consumers not to support piracy and risk “being paid a visit by the Malwares”.
The fastest growing demographic amongst online pirates in Australia is 12-13 year-olds. That’s why it’s important to provide young content consumers with information that will protect them online. This Resource helps teachers and students understand the dangers that online pirate sites pose to users and their devices.
The objective of this lesson is to engage students and develop their understanding of malware and its link to pirate sites. It is important that students deepen their knowledge around malware as it very present in the lives of 21st century learners and can be harmful to their technology and their personal safety.
By the end of this lesson students should be able to:
Developed by an experienced primary school educator, this resource is tailored for primary teachers and students (Years 4-6) and aligns with the cross-curriculum priorities of ACARA.
The lesson modules are flexible and teachers can determine which to use and the order of the lesson.
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