Setup: We use digital devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones to work, shop, and play. Technology is such a big part of our lives that we don’t usually stop to think about it.
Time needed: 15 minutes
First, think about what’s in your backpack. Do you carry a lot of stuff? Maybe you have some books, some colored pencils, or a calculator? When you’re at school, why do you think it’s important to keep your belongings safe? How do you do it?
Then, go around your house and find objects for each of the Tech Scavenger Hunt Scenarios. Try to find an object for each of the scenarios, listed on the strips and below:
What did you find? Were you able to find something that helps you with each task?
If you’re stumped on a scenario, see if you can find the object listed for each task below:
Then, look at the objects and imagine if everything you just found lived on a device, like a tablet or smartphone. You might be surprised to know that they already do!
Have you ever seen your mom or dad use a phone to get directions? Or have you ever watched a movie on a tablet? In the past, you would have to carry a map with you, and at one point, you could only watch movies at home or in a movie theater. Now, it’s all there in one device!
What else can you think of that’s on a device?
It's amazing how a computer, smartphone, or tablet can carry all this important information and do important tasks for you! Since computers help us with important things, it’s also important to keep them safe. What are some ways you can do that? Check out the rest of the cybersecurity activities and find out!
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Girl Scout Activity Zone activities have been adapted from existing Girl Scout programming.