Course Details

The Cyber Hygiene & Digital Citizenship Course is a gamified, scenario based, interactive, virtual reality environment designed to deliver cyber education to elementary and middle school-aged students.

The curriculum covers four core modules that include 20 lessons, each 5-7 minutes in length, for a total of approximately 2 hours of learning. These short and engaging lessons are designed to keep the attention of the children.

Our Immersive, device-agnostic platform was created after years of research and development with leading professionals in the cybersecurity and education industries and aligns with the national standards for cybersecurity education.

Module 1

Introduction to Cybersecurity and Digital Citizenship

  • Overview of Cybersecurity & Digital Citizenship
  • Evolution of Cybersecurity
  • Key Computing Concepts
  • Hackers & Motives
  • Cyber Hygiene
Module 2

Types of Cybersecurity Threats

  • Malware
  • Ransomware and Scareware
  • Phishing
  • Man-in-the-Middle (MITM)
  • Password Attacks and Identity Theft
Module 3

Online Safety

  • Internet & World Wide Web Basics
  • Surfing the Web
  • Chat Rooms
  • Online Gaming and Streaming Platforms
  • SIFTing Through False Information
Module 4

Social Media Etiquette

  • Introduction to Social Media
  • Privacy and Trust in Social Media
  • Establishing Usernames and Profiles
  • Building a Safe Social Media Footprint
  • Cyberbullying

Course Design

The course curriculum aligns with the Cyber.Org K-12 Cybersecurity Learning Standards and recommendations for grades K-12. The course is agile and can be run synchronous or asynchronous for easy integration in schools and after school or summer programming, allowing flexibility to complete the course on the student’s own timeline. The course is also available for individual users.

Learners, parents/legal guardians, and school officials have access to course progress and completion data for themselves or their students.

Fun and Engaging Content

  • Most current and relevant peer-reviewed cyber hygiene content
  • Carefully curated immersive virtual reality/XR experience compatible with almost all computers, tablets, and mobile phones
  • Instructional design and storyboard to challenge the student while building confidence and understanding of the subject matter
  • State of the art graphics and design to meet the expectations of today’s children
  • Gamification to engage the learner and keep them motivated throughout the entire program
  • Real time assessments and assurance of learning feedback to promote maximum retention and understanding

360° Learning

The virtual reality experience incorporates real-life locations where cyber threats are likely to take place, including at home, school, and a local restaurant with wifi. One of the advantages of the digital curriculum is its agility. The course can be run synchronously or asynchronously, allowing flexibility for students to complete it on their own timeline.

Learning Outcomes + Long Term Results

  • Increased knowledge of cybersecurity concepts
  • Increased confidence in student’s ability to use technology safely
  • A greater sense of awareness regarding everyday cybersecurity threats
  • More secure school networks and a reduction in the total number of viruses and malware that need to be removed from student devices due to better student cyber threat awareness
  • Greater parent comfort knowing that their child is better prepared to safely use technology
  • Increase the number of students interested in cybersecurity related programs in high school and post-secondary programs
  • Increased capacity of teachers to deliver cybersecurity education in middle schools

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