Monday, November 2, 2015 - 11:44
Cybersecurity education as important as swimming, bike safety lessons
Dutch primary- and high schools should structurally pay attention to pay attention to privacy issues, digital media and the legal aspects of the internet. And Dutch pupils should achieve a mandatory digital proficiency certificate. This is according to National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security Dick Schoof in his capacity as chairman of the NSR, NU reports. The National Cyber Security Council asked for a digital proficiency certificate in a letter to the State Secretaries of Security and Justice and Education, Culture and Science. "Just like the achievement of a traffic or swimming certificate, it is important that kids are taught about the internet from primary school", Schoof said. "It makes them conscious and they become interested in the digital world." According to NU, the VVD, SP and D66 supports more attention on internet safety education, but think a mandatory digital proficiency certificate is not necessary.