Illinois Girl Scouts Earn Badges To Fight Cybercrime
Girl Scouts are now more than cooking, camping,and crafts. They now can add another "C" to the list of Cybersecurity.
Girls Scouts everywhere, including Illinois, can now earn badges to help fight it.
NBC Chicago reports that "a new curriculum is being rolled out that will eventually provide girls with the chance to earn 18 cybersecurity badges."
The senior director of information security at Palo Alto Networks, which created the curriculum says that "It's going to just make them feel empowered that 'I can go and do anything.'"
Currently the new cybersecurity material is being used with Troop 32749 in Alameda, California. The troop "is already learning the basics of coding and computer networking."
Well that's an interesting concept. Cybercrime, unfortunately, is something that has become a regular occurrence.
It's relevant and quite honestly can be useful in teaching our kids about being safe when surfing the web.