Cyber Chip

For some Ranks Scouts need to earn a Cyber Chip. Scouts can earn their grade level Cyber Chip at the website below:

Cyber Chip Requirements for Grades 6-8

  1. Read and sign the Level II Internet Safety Pledge on the BSA Cyber Chip Card. (BSA Cyber Chip green card – can be ordered at https://www.scoutshop.org/ )
  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 from the list below, to see how friends can help each other to stay safe online. 
    1. Post to be private 
    2. Split Decisions 
    3. Two Kinds of Stupid 
  4. As an individual or with your patrol, use the EDGE method and 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.
  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.

Note: All Cyber Chips will expire annually. Each Scout will need to go to Netsmartz  and complete 2 new resources to recommit to net safety and netiquette. Then, with the unit leader, the Scout can add the new date to the Cyber Chip card or certificate.

Cyber Chip Requirements for Grades 9-12

  1. Read and sign the Level II Internet Safety Pledge. (BSA Cyber Chip green card – can be ordered at https://www.scoutshop.org/ )
  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 of the following Real-Life Story” videos to learn the impact on teens. 
    1. Friend or Fake 
    2. Post to be private 
    3. Split Decisions 
    4. Two Kinds of Stupid 
  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.

Note: All Cyber Chips will expire annually. Each Scout will need to go to Netsmartz  and complete 2 new resources to recommit to net safety and netiquette. Then, with the unit leader, the Scout can add the new date to the Cyber Chip card or certificate.

Scouting Cyber Chip

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