Participants at Canada’s Cybersafety Summit 2018 discuss digital literacy strategies to build a cyber savvy society

Screenshot of Cybersafety Summit Official Banner.

Screenshot of Cybersafety Summit Official Banner.

Industry professionals, educators and government representatives from Canada convened on 25 October 2018 at the Cybersafety Summit to discuss the impact of new technology trends on children, seniors, and other vulnerable groups. One of the main topics that was discussed was related to digital literacy and how education strategies are necessary to build a cyber savvy society.

The event took place during the international Cyber Security Awareness Month. While its main focus was on online safety and security, multiple initiatives addressed the close relationship between online safety and digital literacy. Vulnerable groups learning how to use ICTs for different daily tasks should be encouraged to learn safety practices from the very beginning. This is especially relevant in terms of responsible use of social media and the internet.

Find more information about Cybersafety Summit at Summit.KnowledgeFlow.ca

Source: Globe Newswire