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Cyber Chip Enhancement


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Kids bodies and brains are impacted
by their digital habits.


We want them to enjoy a happy and healthy life, and in the digital culture that means maintaining a balance of online and offline experiences and choosing to consume healthy content.

Be informed and guide young people to use technology in a way that enhances our relationships and improves our health, wellbeing, and productivity. This program, in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America, enriches the Boy Scout’s Cyber Chip program.

Cyber Chip Enhancement addresses the technology challenges that emerged from iKeepSafe’s Cyberbalance in a Digital Culture research and the framework provided by leading experts in digital health, media health, pediatrics, social science, and sexual health.

Healthy Content Choices


  • Leader Guide: Instructions and background information on Healthy Content Choices for Scout leaders.

  • Parent Tips: Get informed about Healthy Content Choices and learn some tips for encouraging your children to make informed choices. Quick tips version also available.

  • Internet Safety Pledge: Scouts sign this pledge to be ethical, responsible, and resilient digital citizens who make healthy content choices.

  • Pack Meeting Outline: Step-by-step lesson and activity plan to incorporate healthy content choices into your meeting.

  • Faux Paw and a Time to ACT: Faux Paw and a Time to ACT is a developmentally appropriate guide to help children recognize porn when they see it online and alert them to how porn can make them feel out of control. The innocent story also helps reduce shame and encourages children to reach out to adults for support. Download the audio recording of the book here.

  • Activity: Den leaders guide Scouts through games to learn about their thinking and feeling brains and how to avoid the trap of unhealthy content.

  • Public Health: Why Encourage Healthy Content Choices?: Summarizes the landscape of academic research describing how kids bodies, brains, and relationships are influenced by their digital content choices.



Cyberbalance


Healthy Content Choices


  • Leader Guide: Instructions and background information on Healthy Content Choices for Scout leaders.

  • Parent Tips: Get informed about Healthy Content Choices and learn some tips for encouraging your children to make informed choices. Quick tips version also available.

  • Internet Safety Pledge: Scouts sign this pledge to be ethical, responsible, and resilient digital citizens who make healthy content choices.

  • Video: Healthy Content Scouts watch this video to learn why it is important to make healthy content choices, and strategies for doing so.

  • Activity: Leaders guide Scouts through activities where they learn how neural pathways are built, how media messages are crafted for particular audiences, and how to be an upstander.

  • Public Health: Why Encourage Healthy Content Choices?: Summarizes the landscape of academic research describing how kids bodies, brains, and relationships are influenced by their digital content choices.

Cyberbalance


  • Leader Guide: Instructions and background information on Cyberbalance for Scout leaders.

  • Parent Tips: Get informed about Cyberbalance and learn some tips for inspiring your children to pursue balance. Quick tips version also available.

  • Public Health: Why Teach Cyberbalance?: Reports from academic research, public health, and popular news tracking the prominence of Cyberbalance challenges and demonstrating the need for awareness, education, and behavior change to address them.

  • Internet Safety Pledge Level II: Scouts sign this pledge to be ethical, responsible, and resilient digital citizens with a healthy balance of offline and online activities.

  • Weekly Activities: Scouts learn about Cyberbalance by keeping a media log, playing charades, and comparing online and offline gaming.

  • Video: Finding Balance.

    Healthy Content Choices


    • Leader Guide: Instructions and background information on Healthy Content Choices for Scout leaders.

    • Parent Tips: Get informed about Healthy Content Choices and learn some tips for encouraging your children to make informed choices. Quick tips version also available.

    • Internet Safety Pledge: Scouts sign this pledge to be ethical, responsible, and resilient digital citizens who make healthy content choices.

    • Video: Healthy Content Scouts watch this video to learn why it is important to make healthy content choices, and strategies for doing so.

    • Activity: Leaders guide Scouts through activities where they learn how neural pathways are built, how media messages are crafted for particular audiences, and how to be an upstander.

    • Public Health: Why Encourage Healthy Content Choices?: Summarizes the landscape of academic research describing how kids bodies, brains, and relationships are influenced by their digital content choices.

    Cyberbalance


  • Leader Guide: Instructions and background information on Cyberbalance for Scout leaders.

  • Parent Tips: Get informed about Cyberbalance and learn some tips for inspiring your children to pursue balance. Quick tips version also available.

  • Public Health: Why Teach Cyberbalance?: Reports from academic research, public health, and popular news tracking the prominence of Cyberbalance challenges and demonstrating the need for awareness, education, and behavior change to address them.

  • Internet Safety Pledge Level II: Scouts sign this pledge to be ethical, responsible, and resilient digital citizens with a healthy balance of offline and online activities.

  • Weekly Activities: Scouts learn about Cyberbalance by keeping a media log, researching Cyberhealth, and directing skits.

  • Video: Finding Balance.