KnowledgeFlow is proud to announce:

Charting your Course: A Map from Cybersafety to Cybersecurity

The creation of our transformative cybersafety course designed for high school aged students. This course will not only instill personal cybersafety best practices and introduce professional cybersecurity concepts, but also highlight diverse career pathways into the field. Join us on this journey and let’s map a secure digital future together!

Individuals can self-enroll in the self-paced version or teachers can register their class to receive anonymized accounts for their students – meaning no personal information of students is provided or collected … no names, no emails, no student numbers! Community groups can also register to run a session with their members either using our trainer or their own.

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Course Objectives

Charting Your Course to Cybersecurity has 3 intersecting objectives:

  1. Personal Cybersafety: We believe that the first step towards mastering cybersecurity is understanding the best practices for personal cybersafety. We aim to equip students with the knowledge required to protect themselves online, making them mindful digital citizens.
  2. Introduce Cybersecurity: It’s never too early to start learning about the professional world of cybersecurity. We will introduce students to essential cybersecurity concepts and terminologies. With a strong foundation, students can understand the intricate world of cybersecurity, preparing them for the future.
  3. Highlight Career Pathways: The world of cybersecurity offers a wealth of opportunities. This course not only focuses on academic pathways into cybersecurity careers, but also sheds light on non-traditional avenues. Students will get a comprehensive view of what the field has to offer and how they can be a part of it.

Course Highlights

The course comprises 8 modules covering the critical aspects of cybersafety including: device and connection security, account and personal information protection, privacy rights and responsibilities, social engineering and scam recognition, and mitigating content/conduct and contact risks.

Each level ends with a quiz and group activities that directly relate to the content in the level to promote active recall and further learning. Embedded in the course is an abundance of visuals and interactive elements to boost student engagement and interest, showcasing various teen-relevant case studies, important tips and tricks and overall online safety information for teens.

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With over 20 downloadable infographics, a plethora of external resources, videos and comprehensive outlines to enter specific cybersecurity careers, this course covers it all. To end off the course, teens will have the ability to play through our “What’s The Harm?” game to test their cybersafety knowledge, an AI quiz generator activity, InspireTech’s BreachTTX game and finally, our interactive Cybersafety Escape Room Challenge!

Previewing Charting Your Course

Why was this course created? Why should you take the course? Why is the topic of cyber safety and security so crucial today? Get answers to these questions and more by watching a recorded webinar session with one of Charting Your Course’s facilitators, Diana Barbosa! Topics will include:

  • An introduction to the cybersecurity industry
  • What cybersecurity entails
  • The importance of cybersecurity
  • The increasing number of cyber crimes and attacks
  • Everyday cybersecurity
  • A comprehensive outline of the course content in each level of Charting Your Course
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The Canadian Cybersecurity Skills Framework

Comprehensively outlined in this course is the The Canadian Cybersecurity Skills Framework from the Government of Canada to highlight relevant skills and career opportunities within Canada’s cybersecurity industry.

This course not only introduces the four domains within the skills framework — Operate and Maintain, Oversee and Govern, Design and Develop, Protect and Defend — each level also outlines careers within the domains that are relevant to the content. Also indicated are relevant certifications required or highly regarded to enter specific careers, providing teens with the ability to download a detailed infographic on the certification they may be interested in and a more thorough introduction to the certification.

Learning that Goes Beyond The Course

In addition to offering the content modules for students, we have included numerous downloadable infographics and resources, encouraging teens to share them with their friends and family. Continued learning and having access to these infographics ensures the most important information is implemented in daily life.

For teachers and community leaders: These resources are made accessible for you to download to distribute to students and to showcase them around your classroom or community center. They serve as a reminder to teens of crucial cybersafety tips, tricks and reminders, as well as to promote the implementation of valuable cybersafety information in their daily lives.

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Finding Your Path to Cybersecurity

Feeling lost on your journey to a cybersecurity career? Within our brand-new interactive resource, Mapping Pathways to Cyber Careers, we have outlined various pathways with step-by-step guides on how to enter the Cybersecurity industry and begin your career in the field.

Whether you are a high school student, hold a degree in Computer Science/Tech, hold a different degree or have experience in another field and want to get into the cybersecurity industry, we have you covered. The cybersecurity industry is diverse and does not require a singular skillset or degree requirement.

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Applicable to ALL teens across Canada

This course is designed to cover what teens need to know about the internet and how to be safe online. With the current digitization of our world and platforms rapidly targeting teenage engagement, almost every Canadian teen has the internet at their disposal.

However, with the digitization of communication, instant messaging, social media, online banking and online gaming, a new era of cybercrime has erupted targeting teens, calling for an increase of education and awareness on online safe practices, risks and general information on how to ensure your safety online. This course offers knowledge that is immediately applicable to their daily lives and encourages the immediate implementation of learned material to their digital presence.

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At KnowledgeFlow, we believe in making essential cybersafety learning free and accessible to everyone, targeting all age demographics. That is why our educational courses and resources are free to use and are accessible 24 hours a day. Charting Your Course is available on KnowledgeFlow’s Cybersafety Academy utilizing Moodle, a renowned learning platform known for its easy navigation, accessibility, and distraction-free interface. The platform allows for an interactive and engaging learning experience, where we have implemented a variety of interactive elements to provide an engaging learning experience:

  1. Interactive visual display of information
  2. Quizzes after every level to reinforce key learning points.
  3. Hands-on exercises for practical application.
  4. Visual tutorials for visual learning
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Community Partners

By partnering with organizations that serve marginalized communities, this project will ensure that the course material is accessible to a diverse range of students. KnowledgeFlow is proud to partner with the following community groups.

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Project Funding Provided by CIRA

CIRA is the national not-for-profit best known for managing the .CA domain on behalf of all Canadians. As a member-based mission-driven not-for-profit, CIRA’s goal is to build a trusted internet for Canadians.

As a not-for-profit corporation, each year CIRA chooses to re-invest millions of dollars through their Net Good program to support communities, projects and policies that make Canada’s internet a better place.

CIRA Grants fund internet projects for charities, not-for-profits, Indigenous communities and academics that are doing good things for and through the Canadian internet.