BSA Indian Prairie Training Team will present…
A focused discussion relating to the dangers of the most powerful tool exposed to today’s youth: The Internet / eMail
Who: All are welcome to learn about Tech Risks!
When: Tuesday November 6, 2018 @ 7:00-8:00pm (Come after you VOTE!)
Where: Good Shepherd Church, 1310 Shepherd Drive, Naperville, IL 60565
Lower Level room 5
Cost: Free! RSVP required by 11/4 to guarantee seat and CyberCHIP card
This is a uniformed event. Scouts need to be in uniform; bring a pen to fill out card.
BSA has recognized the serious implications of internet access to youth by adding internet safety topics to requirements back in 2008; in 2012 the CyberChip program was created but not added to requirements until most recently. CyberChip as a rank requirement for: Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, Arrow of Light, Scout, Star.
Some fun facts relating to CyberChip are:
** There are four different versions of CyberChip skills (two cards) depending upon your age
** CyberChip MUST be signed off by a PARENT/Guardian and scoutmaster
** CyberChip is only good for one year
Discussion topics include navigating the CyberChip program, email fraud/spoofing, viruses and youth protection.
I am requesting youth AND parents attend. Parents: I have had a lot of parents report back that they learn as much as the kids do. I not going to be overly graphic during my discussion, however, depending upon your child’s maturity level, I would encourage you to use the information provided to springboard further frank discussions in your own home. My suggestion is to answer any question from your child but also bring up some challenging conversation of your own. Push the conversation to the point of making your child slightly uncomfortable regarding the potential for badness (i.e. the conversation to a 10 year old should be very different to the conversation of a 17 year old).
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