Open to Girl Scouts in Grades 8-12th and their parents, this privacy workshop provides step-by-step instructions on how to change settings for mobile devices, apps, and social media accounts.
Girl Scouts in 9th -12th grade have the opportunity to enter the annual Fall Privacy Essay Scholarship competition for the opportunity to win a $2,500 scholarship and all-inclusive trip with a guardian to the PrivacyxChange Forum from CyberScout.
Girl Scouts will come away from this event with a valuable understanding of their online footprint and the digital world in which they live.
“The ITRC Hands on Privacy Workshop and the CyberScout Scholarship opportunity has helped our girls Discover, Connect and Take Action to make the world a better place! This opportunity inspired Girl Scouts to discover what privacy is, connect the importance of privacy in their lives and take action by empowering them to share what they learned with their community. It has been a pleasure working with the Identity Theft Resource Center to grow this program to reach as many Girl Scouts as possible to equip them with the knowledge and skills to safely utilize technology in their lives.” Michaela, STEAM Program Specialist, Girl Scouts San Diego
NOTE: This is not a drop-off event. Girl Scouts are required to bring a guardian, troop leader or friend to help educate our community. Please register each Girl Scout and guest attending the event.
After attending a Hands-On Privacy Workshop and earning her Mobile Privacy patch, she won the second annual Identity Theft Resource Center and CyberScout essay scholarship competition for Girl Scouts from San Diego. Amira was awarded the $2,500 scholarship at the PrivacyXChange forum in Las Vegas, where she spoke on stage about her winning essay and future goals to more than 200 industry experts.
“I learned that there are thousands of jobs open in cybersecurity, and there is a shortage of women in this field. I now know that it is our responsibility to keep our digital selves as healthy as our physical selves.” – Esha Walia, Girl Scout Privacy Essay Competition Winner 2018
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This product was produced by Identity Theft Resource Center and supported by grant number 2014-XV-BX-K003, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.