'Cutting-edge technology' to be implemented in school curriculums

Never during his five years teaching technology at Harrison Trimble High School in Moncton had Adam Binet seen his students so eager to work on a project as they were with the Blue Kits.

These starter kits teach students about cybersecurity and the internet of things, a concept that describes how more and more everyday objects are connected to the internet and enabled to send and receive data.

"This cutting edge technology gave [students] a different hands-on experience," said Binet.

The kits are part of a pilot project created by CyberNB, an initiative of Opportunities New Brunswick aimed at making the province the epicentre of cybersecurity, to increase the digital literacy of young New Brunswickers.

"A new focus is required on internet security because of our reliance on being connected," said Allen Dillon, managing director of CyberNB.

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Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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