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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Cyber-Security for Kids Impact Statement

The following are the results from the first 4-H Cyber Security Poster initiative. This was made possible through a partnership with the Hamilton County UT Extension Office and the SouthEast Tennessee InfraGard Members Alliance.

I guarantee you will be impressed at the direct impact of this program on the attendees. This is an excellent program that really allows our chapter to be involved with increasing the security posture of the community.

• 909 youth in grades 4th – 8th participated in a Cyber-Security educational program.

• 909 youth watched movie clips on the dangers of chat rooms and cyber-bullying.

• 909 youth watched movie clips on the potential outcomes of cyber-stalking and talking to/meeting people they do not know.

• 909 youth were educated on potential hazards of file-sharing, opening attachments, posting pictures, and Malware.

• 546 youth or 60% of youth participated in the “How to Stay Safe Online” poster contest. (The contest was completely voluntary.)

• Two youth reported an incident of cyber-bullying to their guidance counselor through this program.

• Over 50% of youth in attendance had been bullied online.

• Nearly 90% of youth in attendance have established social network identities on sites like, MySpace and Facebook.

• 95% of youth in attendance were unaware that once a file is uploaded to the internet, it cannot be deleted.

• 620 youth in attendance were under the age of 12 and therefore could not legally establish social network identities.

• 100% of youth in attendance learned something about cyber-security that they did not know.

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