Safeguarding young explorers online

By Sidsel Loyche - 24 Oct, 2023
3 Minutes Read

For this year’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month we would like to highlight DB Primary and how it helps raise cybersecurity awareness for primary schools.

In today’s ever-connected world, it’s essential for even the youngest of learners to understand the importance of staying safe online. DB Primary is an innovative platform that is not only fun and engaging but also a powerful tool for teaching primary school children about cybersecurity.

Understanding the need for cybersecurity education

As our lives become increasingly digital, the importance of cybersecurity becomes more evident. Primary school children are growing up in a world where they use computers, tablets, and smartphones for learning and play. Understanding how to protect themselves online is as crucial as learning to cross the road safely.

Safe and controlled environment: DB Primary provides a safe online space where children can explore and learn and where teachers may teach core concepts around cybersecurity and the wider concepts of online safety. Teachers can monitor students’ activities to ensure they are not exposed to harmful content or engaged in risky online behavior.

Email communication: DB Primary offers a secure email system, allowing students to learn about responsible communication and etiquette while being protected from unsolicited messages or phishing attempts.

Digital citizenship lessons: DB Primary offers a wealth of resources for teaching digital citizenship. Lessons on the responsible use of technology, privacy, and staying safe online can be integrated into the curriculum.

Password security: Understanding the importance of strong and unique passwords is fundamental to online safety. Teachers can instruct students on creating secure passwords and the significance of keeping them private.

Encouraging critical thinking: DB Primary can be used to promote critical thinking and discernment online. By discussing examples of online scams, misinformation, and digital threats, students can learn to spot warning signs and protect themselves.

Reporting mechanisms: DB Primary provides a mechanism for students to report any concerning online behavior or content, fostering a sense of responsibility and empowering them to take action when they encounter problems.


Cybersecurity education is as critical as any other subject in the modern primary school curriculum. DB Primary, with its secure and engaging platform, can be a valuable tool in teaching students about online safety and responsibility. By instilling good digital habits early, we empower our children to be responsible, informed, and safe explorers in the vast world of the internet.

To learn more about how DB Primary can support your school in teaching cybersecurity awareness, please visit our webpages.

Author: Sidsel Loyche

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