Selected Aspects of Safety Culture in the Information and Knowledge Society
The purpose of a country’s information security system is not only preventing risks but also addressing challenges by reducing risks, and using opportunities. This requires the observance of the safety culture from groups, as well as individual citizens. In the information and knowledge society, the information culture of its members should be considered the primary component of the safety culture. It is with good reason that preparatory tasks regarding the information safety system include activities of the so-called support elements: i.e. science, education and society. With proper organization, equipment and permanent training of their representatives, they contribute to raising the level of the safety culture of its representatives. The information culture in security and defense systems, thus, gains a whole new dimension. This, among other things, prevents the phenomenon of information exclusion, increases public involvement in the process of verifying information messages and support the implementation of the information policy of the state. It is recognized that the improvement of the safety culture with little regard for the information culture may result in the failure to produce the desired effects. Therefore, actions aimed at raising the level of information culture of citizens should be combined with efforts serving to improve their safety culture.
Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny im. Komisji Edukacji Narodowej w Krakowie
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