Recent Optus and Medibank hacks have highlighted the need for adults and children alike to better understand the fundamentals of cyber security.
One expert is calling for children as young as five to be taught cyber security skills in school.
Cosmos journalist Petra Stock speaks to Dr Nicola Johnson from the School of Education at Edith Cowan University who has recently reviewed cyber safety and security content in the new Australian Curriculum.
Petra Stock has a degree in environmental engineering and a Masters in Journalism from University of Melbourne. She has previously worked as a climate and energy analyst.
Read science facts, not fiction...
There’s never been a more important time to explain the facts, cherish evidence-based knowledge and to showcase the latest scientific, technological and engineering breakthroughs. Cosmos is published by The Royal Institution of Australia, a charity dedicated to connecting people with the world of science. Financial contributions, however big or small, help us provide access to trusted science information at a time when the world needs it most. Please support us by making a donation or purchasing a subscription today.