Training Students to Use the Internet

A survey by the National Cyber Security Alliance, financed by Microsoft indicates that teachers are not prepared to educate students on the basics of online security and safety.  The survey of 1.012 teachers, 402 principals and superintendents and 200 school tech specialists found that 81% of school administrators feel that they are doing a good job teaching children about online safety.  But 36% of teachers say they do not receive any training on the issue & 40% say they received one to three hours of training.  Seventy-nine percent of teachers indicate that it is the parents who should be primarily responsible for teaching their children about cyber-security.

With cyber-bullying receiving national attention, the issue of cyber-security needs to have proponents.  But as long as school administrators, teachers and parents have a different view on responsibility, then the issue falls into the hole of cyber space.