A Study into the Cybersecurity Awareness Initiatives for School Learners in South Africa and the UK

  • Elmarie Kritzinger
  • Maria Bada
  • Jason R. C. Nurse
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 503)


This research reports on a study into the cybersecurity awareness initiatives for school learners in South Africa and the UK, which are supported by government, industry and academia. Furthermore, this article provides an overview of similarities and differences between initiatives across countries, and posits as to the reasons why they may exist. The research concludes by presenting recommendations for both countries to improve school cybersecurity initiatives.


Cybersecurity Awareness Children Nation states 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elmarie Kritzinger
    • 1
  • Maria Bada
    • 2
  • Jason R. C. Nurse
    • 3
  1. 1.School of ComputingUniversity of South AfricaPretoriaSouth Africa
  2. 2.Global Cyber Security Capacity CentreUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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