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Cyber Chip Requirements

 

The information contained on these pages are here to help Scouts obtain their Cyber Chip Badges.  Starting in 2016, the Cyber Chip Badge is now a rank advancement requirement for the following Ranks:

  • Scout
  • Star
  • Life

 

Scouting Law and Internet Safety – Boy Scouts has recognized and embraced the changes to our Society.  Read how the Scout Law and Oath apply to a Scout’s On-Line activities.  The Scout Law and Cybersafety/Cyberbullying

 

Detailed Requirements

Requirements for earning the Cyber Chip Badge are broken out by the Grade level that the Scout is in at the time

Grades 4 – 5 (Use Section B of the Level I Cyber Chip Worksheet to Track your Progress)

  1. Read, commit to, and sign the Level I Internet Safety Pledge.
  2. Watch the video “The Password Rap” and another video of your choosing.
  3. As an individual or with your den, use the Teachable Recipes to demonstrate Internet safety rules to your den leader, den, or pack.
  4. 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.

Grades 6- 8 (Use Section A of the Level II Cyber Chip Worksheet to Track your Progress)

  1. Read and sign the Level II Internet Safety Pledge from NetSmartz. (BSA Cyber Chip green card)
  2. 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.
  3. Watch the video “Friend or Fake,” along with two additional videos of your choosing, to see how friends can help each other to stay safe online.
  4. 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 )
  5. 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.

Grades 9-12 (Use Section B of the Level II Cyber Chip Worksheet to Track your Progress)

  1. Read and sign the Level II Internet Safety Pledge. (BSA Cyber Chip green card)
  2. 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.
  3. Discuss with your parents the benefits and potential dangers teenagers might experience when using social media. Give examples of each.
  4. Watch three “Real-Life Story” videos to learn the impact on teens.
  5. As an individual or patrol, use the EDGE method and the Student Project 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.
  6. 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.

 

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