The National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA) held Wednesday an interactive meeting with over 300 information technology teachers, which included an introductory workshop on the ‘Cybersecurity Educational Curriculum’ and ‘Cyber Eco’ projects.
The meeting aims to highlight the importance of the Cyber Echo initiative in the field of cybersecurity as a complement to educational cybersecurity curricula aimed at enhancing awareness of cybersecurity concepts and values through extracurricular activities in the school environment. It introduced a guide on curriculum projects to both of parents and teachers, as they aim to raise awareness of methods for dealing with cyber-awareness content, and elevate digital literacy among students of different age groups.
In this context, Assistant Undersecretary for Educational Affairs at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Maha Al Ruwaili stressed MOEHE’s commitment to supporting projects that enhance students ability and increase awareness of cyber safety concepts
and values, noting that all necessary facilities have been provided to hold training and awareness workshops within public schools.
Director of NCSA’s National Cyber Excellence Department Dalal Al Aqeedi said that the cybersecurity curriculum project is part of the NCSA’s efforts to build a digitally secure and technologically empowered local society, and reflects the State of Qatars belief in the importance of enhancing cybersecurity in line with Qatar Vision 2030, and battling the challenges and risks of the digital revolution and modern technology.
In light of the successive and rapid technological developments, the technological security risks facing individuals in general, and children and adolescents in particular, are increasing, Al Aqeedi said, highlighting the NCSA’s general objectives of addressing these challenges among children and adolescents with curricula that enhance awareness of digital safety and the concepts and foundations of cybersecurity.
Source: Qatar News Agency