Just about everyone is online these days, including the vast majority of teens and a growing number of young children. Whether by surfing the Web, watching a video, texting, using a smartphone app or playing a game, chances are you’re “connected” whenever you’re using one of your digital devices.
There are tremendous benefits to young people being engaged online, but there are also some device and network security risks, both digital and social.
There is a large consensus that what is needed today is more cyber security awareness amongst our youth. However, awareness is only half the story. In order to safeguard the cyber domain both now and in the future and to continue to unlock the economic and social potential idt harbors a new generation of cyber security professionals is needed. Growing professionals in cybersecurity means supporting an interdisciplinary approach that develops sophisticated thinkers. To this end the GCCS2015 takes on the challenge to explore new ways to get youngsters, both boys and girls, on board. Cyber security education will therefore be framed not just as a governmental issue, but an issue which requires the explicit cooperation of (inter)national businesses and the efforts of private individuals as well.
In GCCS’s session "Exploring the best (and most fun) tools in cyber security education" we will exploring how we can raise awareness for cyber security amongst the youth. Also, we will be informing the public on innovative and interactive approaches to cyber security education developed by different stakeholders. With a NAO robot as special guest!
NAO Robot Charlie
Within this society emphasis is increasingly put on innovation, participation and creativity. Education anticipates on these developments by paying more attention to the individual and the development of its talent(s).
It leads to more attention to differentiation in regular education where so-called 'special needs children' need to be better accommodated. A challenge in face of time and resources for the teachers. NAO robot Charlie offers a solution as a kind of teaching assistant. In an interview with Charlie many technical applications for education, such as facial and voice recognition and interaction as well as how Charlie is used for (classroom) teaching, will be demonstrated by Fontys University of Applied Sciences.