From the BSA site:

Today's youth are spending more time than ever using digital media for education, research, socializing, and fun. To help families and volunteers keep youth safe while online, the Boy Scouts of America introduces the Cyber Chip. In developing this exciting new tool, the BSA teamed up with content expert NetSmartz®, part of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children® and training expert for many law enforcement agencies.

Netsmartz® has created a Scouting portal showcasing Cyber Chip resources, including grade-specific videos, for each level. Check it out here.

Once a scout earns his Cyber Chip, he will receive a card and an emblem


Read and sign the Level II Internet Safety Pledge. (BSA Cyber Chip green card)

Internet Safety Pledge

Scout Law & CyberSpace

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.

This needs to be worked out between the scout and his parents.

With your parent’s permission, “like” the Boy Scouts of America page on Facebook.

BSA Facebook page

Watch three “Real-Life Story” videos to learn the impact on teens.

Video: Tracking Teresa
Video: Cyber-Bullying: Broken Friendships
Video: Cyber-Bullying: You can't take it back

As an individual or patrol, use the EDGE method and the Teen Volunteer 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. (

Simple Activities
Video: Gaming Attitude Overdrive
Video: Profile Penalty
Collection of videos

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.

Power struggle: Scouts, Scouters take different approaches to charging devices ay Jamboree

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