BUDD:E E-Security Education Package

The Budd:e E-Security Education Package is part of the broader Government e-security initiative aimed at creating a safer online environment for all Australian children. Budd:e examines the risks people take online everyday and the possible consequences. Budd:e also educates the user about the technical and behavioural measures to adopt to help reduce risk and improve online security; security for people, for internet enabled-devices and for personal data. 

The Budd:e E-Security Education Package consists of two activity-based learning modules, one for primary and one for secondary school students. Both modules contain engaging, media rich activities and resources developed in consultation with teachers and subject matter experts. 

 

The Budd:e modules are both easy to use, and visually appealing for users both young and old.  In the primary section, students are presented with a series of questions to work through.  As they successfully answer the questions, they unlock parts of their robot.  Great fun for an interactive whiteboard, virtual classroom or even to work through with the family at home. 

What I like about Budd:E site is that it touches on more areas of internet safety and awareness than some other programs I have used.  The focus is e-security.  Some areas Budd:E covers are: 

  • using a firewall, scanning for viruses, checking for security updates 

  • sharing public and private information 

  • protecting you ID online 

  • passwords (weak vs strong) 

  • virus protection 

  • how to spot junk or scam emails 

  • issues surrounding ownership (ie. file sharing online) 

  • e-security clues (ie.  https://

There is a teacher resource section that outlines what is included in the modules as well.  

Overall, Budd:E is a fantastic, interactive, site provided by the Australian Government – and is well worth a look! 🙂  

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Posted on 20/07/10, in Internet Safety. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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