Detecting phishing scams

In this learning sequence, students work in groups to create and analyse common phishing scams, gaining a deeper understanding of the techniques used by scammers. They then develop rules for artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to detect these scams, promoting critical thinking about cybersecurity and online safety.

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Year band(s) 7-8
Content type Lesson ideas
Format Web page
Core and overarching concepts Algorithms, Privacy and security
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Explain how multi-factor authentication protects an account when the password is compromised and identify phishing and other cyber security threats


Design algorithms involving nested control structures and represent them using flowcharts and pseudocode

Technologies & Programming Language​s Artificial Intelligence
Keywords Artificial Intelligence, AI, artificial, intelligence, algorithms, problem solving, digital systems, lesson idea, lesson plan, phishing techniques, pseudocode, cyber security, threats
Integrated, cross-curriculum, special needs Digital Literacy



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