Girl Scouts are adding cybersecurity to the list of leadership skills they develop as part of the program. Activities are still being developed but they will include games, hands on activities, field trips and meetings.
“For instance, Daisies and Brownies might learn where information goes and how a computer works, while Juniors and Cadets might get into how viruses work and how cyberhacks happen. Seniors might study social engineering, finding out how psychological manipulation of people works in phishing attempts.”
This is a very cool and important badge. It is inevitable that technology will be a much bigger and immersive part of our kids lives than it is already. These are wonderful skills that will help scouts navigate the cyber world judiciously and protect themselves.
Source: USA Today