IGF 2023 Launch / Award Event #71 Digital Safety and Cyber Security Curriculum

Thursday, 12th October, 2023 (06:15 UTC) - Thursday, 12th October, 2023 (07:15 UTC)
Room K

Cybersecurity, Cybercrime & Online Safety
Child Online Safety
Cyberattacks, Cyberconflicts and International Security
New Technologies and Risks to Online Security

Creators Union of Arab, ECOSOC Consultative Status, UN
Creators Union of Arab ( Egypt, Africa ) Arab Media Union ( Egypt, Africa ) HDTC Training & Consuting ( United Arab Emirates ) Security Circle Group ( United Kingdom ) Dr. Ahmed Nour ( The head of Creators Union of Arab ), UAE Dr. Nermin Selim ( Secretary General), UAE Dr. Hala Adly Hussein ( Secretary General of Women Affairs ), Egypt Dr. Nabeih Abdelmajid ( Professor in the Cyber Security ), Jordan Eng. Asaad Kazkaz ( Consultant ), Syria Mr. Shebl Albarazi, Syria Ms. Esraa Omar, Egypt


Creators Union of Arab Arab Media Union Dr. Ahmed Nour ( The Head of Creators Union of Arab, Intellectual Property Expert ), UAE Dr. Nermin Selim ( Secretary General, Intellectual Property Expert), UAE Dr. Hala Adly Hussein ( Secretary General of Women Affairs, Supply chain Expert ), Egypt Dr. Nabeih Abdelmajid ( Professor in the Cyber Security, the owner of Security Circle Group & the Digital Safety and Cyber Security Curriculum ), UAE & United Kingdom ) Eng. Asaad Kazkaz ( Communications Engineering Consultant ), Syria & UAE

Onsite Moderator

Mr. Shebl Albarazi

Online Moderator

Ms. Esraa Omar


Dr. Nermin Selim


4. Quality Education
5. Gender Equality
9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
10. Reduced Inequalities
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
17. Partnerships for the Goals

Targets: 1) Education Quality The Student Digital Safety Certification (SDSC) curriculum demonstrates a strong commitment to enhancing education quality in the field of cybersecurity. By providing comprehensive coverage, fostering skill development, empowering parents and teachers, and employing interactive teaching methods, the curriculum effectively delivers its objectives. The integration of practical training and online tools ensures that participants gain hands-on experience and develop the necessary competencies to navigate the challenges posed by cyber threats. Generally, the SDSC curriculum sets a high standard for education quality in cybersecurity, equipping students, parents, and teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to ensure a safe and secure digital environment. 2) Gender Equality The Student Digital Safety Certification (SDSC) curriculum demonstrates a commitment to promoting gender equality by providing equal opportunities for both male and female participants. The curriculum does not differentiate or restrict access based on gender, ensuring that all students, regardless of their gender, can benefit from the program's educational resources. By addressing cyber threats and cybersecurity principles, the curriculum empowers both male and female students to navigate the digital world safely and responsibly. The curriculum's focus on critical thinking and problem-solving abilities does not favor one gender over the other, fostering an inclusive learning environment where all participants can thrive. Furthermore, by emphasizing the importance of parents and teachers in promoting a safe digital environment, the curriculum encourages gender equality in the roles and responsibilities of caregivers and educators. Generally, the SDSC curriculum plays a role in promoting gender equality by ensuring equal access, opportunities, and empowerment for all participants, irrespective of their gender. 3) Innovation & Infrastructure The Student Digital Safety Certification (SDSC) curriculum exemplifies a commitment to innovation and the development of necessary infrastructure to support effective learning. By utilizing an online platform, the curriculum leverages technology to provide a dynamic and interactive learning experience. The inclusion of training videos, practical training, quizzes, and assignments on the online platform enhances participant engagement and enables self-paced learning. This innovative approach allows students, parents, and teachers to access the curriculum conveniently from various locations, fostering flexibility and accessibility. The curriculum's integration of cybersecurity tools and technologies reflects the evolving nature of the field, ensuring that participants are exposed to the latest developments and trends. The emphasis on staying up-to-date with technology trends also encourages teachers to continually enhance their knowledge and adapt their instructional strategies accordingly. Generally, the SDSC curriculum showcases innovation by utilizing technology-driven teaching methods and building a robust infrastructure that supports effective learning and stays abreast of advancements in the cybersecurity domain. 4) Reduced Inequalities The Student Digital Safety Certification (SDSC) curriculum plays a significant role in reducing inequalities by ensuring accessibility and inclusivity for individuals with special needs. The curriculum's design, which relies on both auditory and visual components, caters to diverse learning styles, making it accessible for people with hearing or visual impairments. The use of sound in conjunction with written content ensures that participants can engage with the curriculum regardless of their specific needs. Additionally, the inclusion of everything on the screen ensures that individuals with visual impairments can access the information effectively through screen readers or other assistive technologies. By providing equal access to cybersecurity education, the SDSC curriculum reduces inequalities by empowering individuals with special needs to develop crucial knowledge and skills in digital safety. This commitment to inclusivity demonstrates a proactive effort to address inequalities and foster an environment where everyone can participate and benefit from the educational program. 5) Sustainable Cities & Communities The Student Digital Safety Certification (SDSC) curriculum contributes to the development of sustainable cities and communities by promoting digital safety and responsible technology use. As cities become increasingly interconnected and reliant on digital infrastructure, the need to address cybersecurity risks becomes paramount. By educating students, parents, and teachers about cyber threats, vulnerabilities, and mitigation strategies, the curriculum helps create a safer digital environment within communities. This, in turn, fosters trust and confidence in digital technologies, supporting the sustainable development of smart cities. The curriculum's focus on critical thinking and problem-solving skills equips participants with the ability to identify and address emerging cybersecurity challenges, ensuring the resilience and sustainability of digital systems within cities. Moreover, by empowering parents and teachers with knowledge and skills to protect themselves and their families, the curriculum enhances the overall safety and well-being of community members. Through its comprehensive approach to digital safety education, the SDSC curriculum plays a crucial role in building sustainable cities and communities by promoting a secure and responsible digital ecosystem. 6) Partnerships for Goals The Student Digital Safety Certification (SDSC) curriculum demonstrates a commitment to fostering partnerships for achieving sustainable development goals. The success of the curriculum relies on collaborative efforts between educational institutions, cybersecurity experts, technology providers, and relevant stakeholders. By forging partnerships with these entities, the curriculum ensures that it remains up-to-date, relevant, and aligned with the evolving cybersecurity landscape. Collaborations with educational institutions enable the integration of the curriculum into school curricula, reaching a broader student population and maximizing its impact. Engaging cybersecurity experts and technology providers allows the curriculum to incorporate the latest industry insights, best practices, and advancements. These partnerships ensure that the curriculum effectively addresses the goals of digital safety and cybersecurity education. By fostering collaborations and partnerships, the SDSC curriculum demonstrates a commitment to a multi-stakeholder approach, leveraging the expertise and resources of various organizations to achieve shared goals in creating a safer digital environment and promoting responsible technology use.


30-50 onsite 30-50 online

Duration (minutes)

The Audience for this curriculum ( Students, Parents, Teachers and Community ) Digital safety and cyber security have become vital topics that affect individuals, businesses, and societies at large. The purpose of this curriculum is to equip participants with essential knowledge and skills to navigate the digital landscape safely, protect their personal information, and understand the principles of cyber security. This curriculum for school & university students aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the threats and risks associated with digital technologies and the internet. It covers various aspects of digital safety, including online privacy, identity theft, secure online communication, and responsible digital citizenship. Additionally, it delves into the world of cyber security, addressing concepts such as network security, malware, social engineering, and incident response. The Mission, Achieving leadership in the field of digital safety for the categories of education by providing information, tools, and resources consistent with the needs of each category. Vision, Enabling the education categories with sufficient skills to deal with the digital world to maximize the benefit and reduce risks in an advanced knowledge learning society. Note: This curriculum is ready for application and has been approved in principle by the Ministry of Education in the United Arab Emirates. We hope for an effective contribution from you and all concerned to implement it worldwide. For more details, please use the following link: https://www.security-circles-group.uk/certificate/sdsc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3V4KX0FBkh0

The session will be hybrid, so there will be a zoom link that permit the online participants to follow and discuss during the session, this will be via presentation screen. There will be 4 speakers plus the session moderator, the main speaker will be the owner of the idea, he will present the Curriculum and its importance, then the other speaker will comment and discuss for the SDGs goals related to the idea & how it could be executed on the ground, and finally discussion will open for all online & onsite participants. The session will need a presentation screen or video projector for the presentation slides, and we have our laptop. A sample curriculum book will also be distributed in English to illustrate the idea of ​​the curriculum.