Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Girl Scouts Team up With Homeland Security

Ohio's WKYC TV 3 reports that Girl Scouts of the USA is launching a national public awareness campaign called "stop. Think. Connect". The campaigns main objective is to help you become more aware of growing threats and arm you with tools to protect yourself and your family.

In 2010, the Girl Scout Research Institute released Who's That Girl? Image and Social Media Survey.

This nationwide survey, which included more than 1,000 girls ages 14 to 17, finds the increased exposure to social media puts teenage girls in a confusing situation where a girl's image is not always what it seems, as nearly 74 percent of girls agree that most girls use social networking sites to make themselves "cooler than they really are." The survey finds that girls downplay several positive characteristics of themselves online, most prominently their intelligence, kindness and efforts to be a positive influence.