Technology is advancing rapidly and connecting us in ways never before imagined. The modules in Cyber Society are designed to enable teachers to use liberal arts concepts and ideas as an approach to increase cyber awareness among high school students. This course helps contribute to the initiative of developing a better, more educated cyber workforce. The lessons within each easily customizable module improve students’ critical thinking and critical reading skills as they pull information from articles and other sources. Students also practice their presentation skills as they participate in debates and group presentations. The modules include a wide variety of topics such as law, ethics, terrorism, communications, and business as they pertain to cyberspace.

Cyber Society Units

Cyber Law explores the differences between a criminal offense and a moral wrong, protection of intellectual property, the functions and uses of permanent electronic records, and the role of laws in addressing social challenges.

Cyber Ethics examines ethical implications of extensive technology use such as conceptions of friendships, privacy, personality, and the harms inherent in new technologies.

Cyber Terrorism analyzes the motivations behind, desired outcomes of, and consequences of acts of terrorism and discusses appropriate counter attacks or counter measures.

Cyber Communities investigates the necessity of a networked society, crowdsourcing information, technology used in communication, virtual collaboration, and team dynamics.

Cyber Business demonstrates the collection, storage, usage, and protection of data; cybersecurity attacks and threats; and technology to improve information security.