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SUPP 2007 CyberGirl Scout

SUPP 2007 CyberGirl Scout

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Published by Laura Rajsic-Lanier
Cyber Girl Scout Badge
Adult Enrichment Project

Workbook for Junior Badge: Cyber Girl Scout
Cyber Girl Scout Badge
Adult Enrichment Project

Workbook for Junior Badge: Cyber Girl Scout

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Published by: Laura Rajsic-Lanier on Dec 12, 2011
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CyberGirl Scout
Workbook
8.Traveling with the Help of Cyberspace
One of the most-used functions of the Internet is making travel arrange-ments. Try the following:
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Find and print out a map for a family or group trip.
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Get information about places you would like to visit.
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Get information about nearby areas good for day trips.Hint: Use a search engine such as Google.com, Yahoo.com, or any listedpreviously. Put key words into quotes, such as making "travel" into "travelOregon" or "travel Oregon coast" to narrow it down. If you wanted to go to amuseum for a day and you lived in Philadelphia, you could use "Philadelphiamuseum." Or you could list "Philadelphia" first, then you could search your results after they come up, using the word "museum."BEWARE! Always read the description of the web site and at the addressBEFORE deciding whether to open the page in your browser. Sometimespeople misrepresent their web sites by using words that you might besearching for. Close any site that makes you uncomfortable if you open it bymistake.Location(s) I searched for: _____________________________________________________________  _____________________________________________________________  _____________________________________________________________  _____________________________________________________________  _____________________________________________________________  _____________________________________________________________  _____________________________________________________________  _____________________________________________________________  _____________________________________________________________  _____________________________________________________________ 
 
1.Safety On the Web
Talk about the safety precautions you need to take when using the Internetwith a parent, guardian, or Girl Scout troop or group leader.Sign the Internet Safety Pledge below. Make sure you put a copy nearbywhenever you go online and follow the rules in the pledge.
Internet Safety Pledge
Traveling through cyberspace can be fun, but like any trip you take you have to ìBePreparedî for unforeseen things. So, read this before you go anyfurther. Then print this page out and discuss it with your parent or guardian.
I will not give out personal information such as my address, telephonenumber, parents’/guardians’work address/telephone number, or the nameand location of my school without my parents’/guardians’permission. I willtell an adult right away if I come across any information that makes me feeluncomfortable. I will never agree to get together with someone I “meet”online without first checking with my parents/guardians. If my parents/guardians agree to the meeting, I will be sure that it is in a public place andbring my parent or guardian along.I will never send a person my picture or anything else without first checkingwith my parents/guardians. I will not respond to any messages that are meanor in any way make me feel uncomfortable. It is not my fault if I get amessage like that. If I do I will tell my parents/guardians right away so thatthey can contact the online service.I will talk with my parents/guardians so that we can set up rules for goingonline. We will decide upon the time of day that I can be online, the length of time I can be online, and appropriate areas for me to visit. I will not accessother areas or break these rules without their permission.Girl Name __________________________ Date __________ Parent/Guardian _____________________ Date __________ 
7. Online Careers
Find out about a job that involves working on the Web, or interview someonewho has one of the jobs listed below.I chose:
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Digital artist
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Web manager 
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Web systems administrator 
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Software developer 
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Web content writer 
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CD-ROM developer 
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Security specialist
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E-commerce director 
This job involves:
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9.Fun and Games Online
The Internet is full of game sites. Visit the Games section of Girls Only tostart, then go to Yahooligans.com to look for more games. Bookmark your favorite sites.Sites I tried include:1.__________________________________________________________2.__________________________________________________________3.__________________________________________________________4.__________________________________________________________5.__________________________________________________________6.__________________________________________________________
 
2.Email Savvy
Email is short for electronic mail. It is the perfect blending of a telephone calland letter. That’s because email sends your letter over the phone lines (or via satellite) to your friend.Go online using an Internet service provider. You may have to enter apassword to connect, depending on how the service has been set up.Once you are online, go to the post office or mailbox area. Once there, youshould be able to find a compose mail icon, button, or menu item. Click onwhat you've found. You should see a window for writing and sending your letter.At the top, type in the address of the person you are writing to. Hint: Youneed to have an email address of someone in order to send them email.Note: An email address looks something like this: aname@girlscouts.org.The first part of the address is the online name of the person you are writingto. The second part of the address is usually the name of the group or busi-ness where that person is located. The part after the period tells you moreabout the owners of the name or who is hosting the mailbox. For example:.org means organization; .edu means educational institution; .com meanscommercial business; .gov means government.Type the subject of the letter on the line under the address. Just place your cursor on that area and start typing. Move your cursor down to the letter areaand start typing your letter!Now that you are ready to send your mail—this part is really easy—just useyour mouse to click on the "send" icon or button. Your letter has beenmailed!Note: Do not open or save attachments that strangers send to you.Unfortunately, some people want access to your computer or think it is coolto destroy your files with a computer virus. Always have a virus check pro-gram on your computer—sometimes people do not know that they are send-ing one. If possible, ask someone to show you where this program is on your computer and how it updates to fight new viruses.
Print and bring a copy of the e-mail you sent for proof.
5. Cybersisters
Explore what is happening in Girl Scouting and Girl Guiding around theworld. Do two of the following:Visit the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts Web site. Find outwhat girls your age do in Girl Scouting or Girl Guiding in at least three other countries.Country / What they do: ________________________________________ Country / What they do: ________________________________________ Country / What they do: ________________________________________ Check out a Girl Guide organization site. What activities do the Girl Guidesdo that are the same and that are different from what you do in GirlScouting? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________Visit the World Thinking Day Tour on this Web site. What did you learn? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________
6. Create Your Own Web Page
Create a troop/group Web site. Check out other troop/group sites and your local Girl Scout council's site. Decide what information you want to includeand how you want your Web site to look. Review the troop/group Webguidelines in Safety-Wise. Write the copy, scan pictures, or create artworkfor your site. Use HTMLor a Web authoring program to create the site.ORCreate a Web site for your family or yourself with an adult's supervision.Discuss safety precautions with your family.

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