Topic 4 Activities

Objective: to raise awareness about cybersecurity issues, and to engage participants in developing solutions to these issues. Duration: 50-60 minutes Materials: A space for the activity, Props and costumes (optional) Procedure: Introduction (5-10 minutes)
  1. Teacher introduces the concept of cybersecurity and common threats.
  2. Students are asked to share their experiences and concerns.
Forum Theater (30 minutes – several sessions)
  1. T divides participants into small groups and assigns them a cybersecurity issue to explore.
  2. Each group prepares a short scene with characters facing a cybersecurity issue
  3. The audience could suggest alternative actions for the characters to take
  4. Actors act out the suggested alternatives to show their potential impact
Sharing and Discussion (10-15 minutes)
  1. Students share reflections on the exercise
  2. Discussion on emotions, power dynamics, and root causes of the issue.
Closing (5-10 minutes)
  • Conclude the activity with final thoughts and remarks.
Guidelines on Forum activity
Scene length
  • Short, focused scene highlighting a specific moment or issue related to cybersecurity – avoid details.
Identify the problem
  • Think about the specific cybersecurity issue and discuss your own experiences with these, and resulting emotions.
Create characters
  • Create characters that represent different perspectives or roles related to the issue. e.g. one group might create a character representing a victim of phishing scam, while another group might create a character who is a cybersecurity expert.
Develop the scene
  • The scene should involve the characters showing the problem in action. Ss should think about the emotions and motivations of their characters and how they relate to the issue.
Identify the conflict
  • In order to make the scene more engaging, encourage each group to identify a conflict that arises from the issue (could involve a power dynamic, a misunderstanding, or a difference in opinion)

Objective: to raise awareness about cybersecurity issues, and to engage participants in developing solutions to these issues.

Duration: >35 minutes

Materials: A space for the activity, Props and costumes (optional)

Procedure:

Introduction (5-10 minutes)

  1. Teacher introduces the concept of cybersecurity and common threats.
  2. Students are asked to share their experiences and concerns.

Forum Theater (20-30minutes)

  1. Teacher divides participants into small groups and assigns them a cybersecurity issue to explore.
  2. Each group explores their issue and takes turn creating an image that represents the issue they were assigned.
  3. After each image is created, the facilitator should ask participants to explain what they see in the image and how it relates to the cybersecurity issue.

Sharing and Discussion (10-15 minutes)

  1. Ss share reflections on the exercise
  2. Discuss emotions, power dynamics, and root causes of the issue

Closing (5-10 minutes)

  • Conclude the activity with final thoughts and remarks.

Objective: To explore strategies for preventing discriminatory and unethical practices through the use of interactive Theatre of the Oppressed.

Duration: 45 minutes; multiple sessions

Materials: Whiteboard, Markers, TO handouts, Index cards or paper, Pens or pencils, Costumes or props for role-playing activities (optional)

Procedure:

  1. Teacher plays a quick theatre warm-up activity to energize students.
  2. Brainstorm examples of tracking and surveillance for discriminatory or unethical purposes.
  3. Teacher introduces TO principles and leads a role-playing exercise.
  4. During role-playing activity, small groups are created, and they perform a skit depicting discriminatory tracking/surveillance.
  5. Students reflect on privacy concerns and facilitate a group discussion on resisting these practices.
  6. Teacher asks students to write down one harmful result of tracking/surveillance for discrimination and one action step to resist.