PEMCO Mutual Insurance and Girl Scouts of Western and Eastern Washington recently launched a collaboration to educate brownies and girl scouts statewide on cybersecurity.

According to a PEMCO release, PEMCO volunteers led several virtual workshops in the Seattle and Spokane areas to spread awareness about digital leadership and online safety. The partnership is considered part of PEMCO’s Mutual Good initiative, which looks to support youth and education, environment, and safety; the curriculum is part of the Girl Scouts’ Cybersecurity Badge Program.

“With the amount of extra time our girls have spent online during the pandemic, having a class that teaches them about cybersecurity is more important than ever, and makes me feel better as both a troop leader and a mom,” said Corrie Zemann-Dolan, troop leader for Kirkland Brownie Troop number 41740, in the release. “The cybersecurity class is great, not only for its intended purpose of keeping girls safe online, but also to introduce them to STEM at an early age.”

Girl scouts who completed the events as included in the cybersecurity program received badges to show their commitment to cybersecurity.

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