[ISN] Study: Few teachers, schools educate students on cybersecurity

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2010 00:17:51 -0600 (CST)

By Tony Romm  
Hillicon Valley

At least three out of four public school teachers have little to no 
recent training on Internet safety, according to a new study.

And while more than 90 percent of school administrators believe 
cybersecurity education is crucial, just over one-third of surveyed 
officials said their schools even offered such classes as part of their 
curricula, the study continues.

Both numbers are part of the newly released State of K-12 Cyberethics, 
Cybersafety and Cybersecurity Curriculum in the U.S. poll, commissioned 
by the National Cyber Security Alliance and Microsoft, and conducted by 

Together, the data suggest a dire need for comprehensive Internet 
security and ethics education in public school classrooms nationwide, 
pollsters and experts said.


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