Dutch Secretary of State Mona Keijzer was impressed by the cyber safety curriculum being taught at schools in the city of Groningen during a visit to the city.
By Hans de Preter / Translation by Traci White
Minister Keijzer was in Groningen on Monday morning to see how its primary schools are teaching their pupils about using the internet safely. At De Kleine Wereld primary school on S.S. Rosensteinlaan, Keijzer observed how the students learned about how cookies work and how to create a secure password.
“I was impressed with how much the kids already seem to know about this”, she said after the visit. “They’re really on to something here in Groningen.” Keijzer says that she would consider implementing a similar curriculum nationwide. “The internet is important for the economy, but it has to be a safe environment.”
Groningen alderman Patrick Brouns was glad to hear that Keijzer appreciated the initiative. “It’s a well-deserved compliment because Groningen is putting a lot of effort into these cyber safety lessons. Fifteen schools have signed up to participate, and we want to roll it out across the province”, Brouns says.