ATLANTA, Oct. 01 /CSRwire/ – Children today are exposed to connected technology, such as iPhones, Android tablets, and other computing technology, before they can walk. Savvy Cyber Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching our youngest learners Internet safety before they go online, today announced a partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton to provide cyber security awareness programs to pre-k through lower elementary school students in communities across the United States.
In support of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2013, Booz Allen Hamilton looked for a unique way to help spread the message of cyber security awareness in the communities where their employees live and work.
“Children growing up with connected technology should be afforded the opportunity to learn what appropriate interactions with other online participants should look like,” says Ben Halpert, founder and president of Savvy Cyber Kids, Inc. “We are grateful for the generosity and dedication of our partners, like Booz Allen Hamilton, that work to enhance Savvy Cyber Kids’ impact and help spread the message of cyber security awareness to a growing number of children across the nation.”
“In recognition of October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Booz Allen partnered with Savvy Cyber Kids to provide our employees an opportunity to identify guest reader opportunities in their local communities to communicate the importance of online safety,” said Kevin Winter, CIO, Booz Allen Hamilton. “The Internet has revolutionized communication and education in our world, and educating our country’s youth about how to access information safely is important to our employees and to the firm.”
Savvy Cyber Kids created an award-winning cyber security awareness curriculum, including children’s picture books, lesson plans, activity sheets and other awareness material, that teachers can easily integrate into classroom curriculums in support of state Common Core requirements as well as preschool programs, such as those accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Savvy Cyber Kids books, in both traditional and ebook format, are available for purchase through Amazon.com and other book distributors. Supporting resources for the Savvy Cyber Kids books are available via free download from www.savvycyberkids.org.
For more information on how partner with Savvy Cyber Kids in developing a generation of cyber aware children in your community, contact Savvy Cyber Kids at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Savvy Cyber Kids The mission of Savvy Cyber Kids, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is to teach kids safety before they go online. Utilizing traditional learning tools, such as children’s picture books, Savvy Cyber Kids focuses on preparing children to be more cautious when going online. Savvy Cyber Kids focuses on ingraining security awareness and ethics into the minds of preschool aged children. Targeting children at the preschool level will enable appropriate decision making to be second nature as the child matures surrounded by a world filled with interactive technology. Connect with Savvy Cyber Kids on Twitter and Facebook.
About Booz Allen Hamilton Booz Allen Hamilton is the leading provider of management consulting, technology and engineering services to the U.S. government in defense, intelligence, and civil markets, and to major corporations, institutions, and not-for-profit organizations. Booz Allen is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, employees more than 23,000 people, and had revenue of $5.76 billion for the 12 months ending March 31, 2013.