Cyber Chip

ALL Troop 1441 scouts are encouraged to complete Cyber Chip (see documents, below).  

Details online:
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Note that your Cyber Chip will expire annually.  (In the future, each scout will need to "recharge" his chip by going back to the Netsmartz Recharge area.)

You may want to compare your requirements to those of older or younger Scouts, including Cub Scouts.

Cyber Chip Requirements for Grades 6-8:
  • Read and sign the Level II Internet Safety Pledge from NetSmartz. (BSA Cyber Chip green card)
  • Write and sign a personalized contract with your parent or guardian that outlines rules for using the computer and mobile devices, including what you can download, what you can post, and consequences for inappropriate use.
  • Watch the video “Tracking Teresa,” along with two additional videos of your choosing, to see how friends can help each other to stay safe online. (www.netsmartz.org/scouting)
  • As an individual or with your patrol, use the EDGE method and mini lessons to teach Internet safety rules, behavior, and “netiquette” to your troop or another patrol. You are encouraged to use any additional material and information you have researched. Each member of the patrol must have a role and present part of the lesson. (www.netsmartz.org/scouting)
  • Discuss with your unit leader the acceptable standards and practices for using allowed electronic devices, such as phones and games, at your meetings and other Scouting events.

Cyber Chip Requirements for Grades 9-12:
  • Read and sign the Level II Internet Safety Pledge. (BSA Cyber Chip green card)
  • Write and sign a personalized contract with your parent or guardian that outlines rules for using the computer and mobile devices, including what you can download, what you can post, and consequences for inappropriate use.
  • With your parent’s permission, “like” the Boy Scouts of America page on Facebook.
  • Watch three “Real-Life Story” videos to learn the impact on teens. (www.netsmartz.org/scouting)
  • As an individual or patrol, use the EDGE method and the Teen Volunteer Kit to teach Internet safety rules, behavior, and “netiquette” to your troop or another patrol. You are encouraged to use any additional material and information you have researched. Each member of the patrol must have a role and present part of the lesson. (www.netsmartz.org/scouting)
  • Discuss with your unit leader the acceptable standards and practices for using allowed electronic devices such as phones and games at your meetings and other Scouting events.

If you would like to pass along the information to Cub Scouts, the Cyber Chip requirements for Grades 1-3 and 5-6 are also available on the website.

Parents may use the Cyber Chip as a tool to work with youth to create additional open communications.

Visit www.scouting.org/cyberchip and NetSmartz® for more content ideas and tip sheets.
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Troop Webmaster,
Jan 29, 2014, 6:45 AM
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Troop Webmaster,
Jan 29, 2014, 6:45 AM
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