Computer security, or Cyber Security is the protection of computer systems from theft or damage to their hardware, software or electronic data, as well from disruption or misdirection of the services they provide. Internet safety is a lot more than just about ensuring that your computer has the latest anti-virus and firewall software installed.
It’s about being smart about how you handle yourself online and savvy about how you deal with other people (especially strangers who you meet online), and not falling prey to an online scam artist who takes advantage of your ignorance
Though computers and mobile devices that connect to the Internet can be beneficial for learning, enhance social relations and keep young users connected to their loved ones, they can also be a source of danger and concern for parents. The field is of growing importance due to increasing reliance on computer systems, the Internet and wireless networks such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and due to the growth of "smart" devices, including smartphones, televisions and the various tiny devices that constitute the Internet of Things.
Cyber Security Awareness for students helps them to ‘Be Safe and Smart’ on the Internet, maintain personal safety and be aware of the responsibility for their own security. Such training early in life can create behaviour changes that allow future teens and adults assume safer Internet habits.