Underpinning Knowledge and Skills for Educators to Enhance Cyber Safety Awareness in South African Schools

  • Dorothy Scholtz
  • Elmarie KritzingerEmail author
  • Adele Botha
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11937)


It is important to start from an early age to educate cyber users about cyber safety so that the cyber users can be cyber safety aware. It would then be the right step to take in educating cyber users already at school level. Out of research done it was clear that the educators in South African schools does not have the right resources, knowledge and skills to enhance schools cyber users cyber safety awareness. A scoping review was performed to identify resources to establish the knowledge areas and skills that the educators need to enhance the cyber safety awareness within the South African schools. This research recommends a number of knowledge areas and skills through a proposed theoretical framework that can be used to create and enhance cyber safety awareness.


Cyber safety awareness 21st century skills Knowledge 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dorothy Scholtz
    • 1
  • Elmarie Kritzinger
    • 1
    Email author
  • Adele Botha
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of South AfricaPretoriaSouth Africa
  2. 2.CSIRPretoriaSouth Africa

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