Data-driven education, students as cybercrime targets at EduTech PH 2018

Cyberattacks on schools, therefore, can result in the misuse of personal information, an additional outlay of costs (such as ransomware payments), system downtime, and damage to institutions' and individual students' reputation.

Waring said schools should invest in having the proper programs – such as antivirus, firewall, and anti-malware programs – to fend off potential attacks. He also advocated instilling a culture of being safe online and promoting proper cybersecurity classes in schools.

While technology can be used for many different purposes, schools should learn to take the best of what technology has to offer while protecting schools and students from the harmful effects of some technologies.

To paraphrase one speaker's assertion, teachers will not be replaced by technology; however, teachers who do not make good use of technology may be replaced by ones who do. –

Victor Barreiro Jr.

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