October is Cyber Security Awareness Month and Girl Scouts of the USA is continuing to take the lead in highlighting the importance of online safety for girls with their innovative online safety campaign called LMK (Let Me Know).
While the full scope of online threats, such as cyberbullying, are difficult to measure, we do know that nearly one in six U.S. children grades six to 10 (that's 3.2 million students) are victims of online bullying each year, according to the National Council of Juvenile Court Judges.
"Being online is a part of every teenage girl's life," says Shannon, age 17, a member of the LMK editorial team. "Now we have a chance to teach our parents about the real issues we face every day."
LMK includes an interactive Web site for parents and girls, as well as an e-newsletter for parents. The e-newsletter and parent site are designed to provide parents with guidance and also serve as a tool to help families have open and honest conversations about the dangers that lurk in cyberspace.
Haven't been to LMK yet? You should check it out! There's all kinds of useful info at: http://lmk.girlscouts.org