HP, Girl Scouts Partner for Cybersecurity Awareness
Hewlett Packard and the Girl Scouts have recently partnered to develop a curriculum and a game to teach young kids about cybersecurity.
Studies in 2016 have shown that children on the average get their first smartphone around the age of 10, and their first social media account at 11. This makes them vulnerable to various online threats such as cyber-bullying or scams.
The program, which was created for Junior Girl Scouts, aged 9 to 11, tackles topics such as personal information and digital footprint, online safety, privacy and security, and cyberbullying. Those who complete the program and game will be given a patch for their uniforms.
The move is said to be a part of the Girl Scouts organization’s longer-term pledge to bring 2.5 million girls into the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) pipeline by 2025.