New York City - New York State Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera Awards Internet Safety Fun Badges To Bronx Girl Scouts For Participating In Power To Learn Internet Smarts Program
April 29, 2012
Bronx, NY, April 29, 2012 - Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera recognized 100+ Girl Scouts from the Bronx for their participation in Cablevision's Power to Learn Internet Smarts program at a breakfast event for the girls and their families held at Maestro's Catering Hall in the Bronx. The event also celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the USA and served as the debut for the organization's new "Internet Safety" Fun Badge. After welcoming remarks from Assemblywoman Rivera and Cablevision's Vice President of Government Affairs Dan Ahouse, Girl Scout troop leaders discussed the scouts' use of the Internet Smarts program in earning their badges. The Girl Scouts then made presentations that focused on issues such as cyberbullying, social networking, and more. Assemblywoman Rivera, who is a former Girl Scout, presented each Girl Scout with her Internet Safety Fun Badge. Certificates were also handed out to the girls and a raffle followed with 3 lucky girls winning an iPod Touch each, and 4 others winning family fun packs to Clearview Cinemas. At the end of the event, Mr. Ahouse presented a $3,000 donation check to the Girl Scouts.
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"I'd like to congratulate each of the Girl Scouts here today for earning their Internet Safety Badges. I am proud to participate in an event that recognizes the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the USA, an organization focused on building courage, confidence and character," said Assemblywoman Rivera. "The Internet is forever, and the actions our young people take online today may impact them tomorrow, when they're applying for college and jobs. So we need to be sure that we provide our young people with a strong foundation when it comes to responsible Internet use. I believe that Cablevision's Internet Smart program does just that."