DHS Announces Stop.Think.Connect.™ Campaign Partnership with Girl Scouts of the USA [August 22, 2012]   [open pdf - 155KB]

On August 22, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security issued the following press release: "The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Stop.Think.Connect.™ campaign today announced a new partnership with the Girl Scouts of the USA to help raise awareness among more than 3.2 million youth across the country about the importance of cybersecurity and online safety. 'Today, we are more connected to the Internet than ever before, but increased interconnectivity increases the risk of theft, fraud and abuse,' said Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. 'We are proud to partner with Girl Scouts of the USA to help women and girls protect themselves online and do their part to ensure that cyberspace is a safe and secure environment for all Internet users.' 'This collaboration between Girl Scouts and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will empower girls to become leaders and advocates for the safe and responsible use of technology,' explains Anna Maria Chávez, Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scouts of the USA. 'We know that girls are online. As adults, it is our responsibility to create an environment that encourages girls to establish healthy online habits.'"

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