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Local scouts to get access to Cyber Chip program

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts in Erie and Niagara counties will have access to an enhanced version of the Boy Scouts of America’s Cyber Chip program, which promotes safety from bullying and abuse on cellphones and the Internet.

Cyber Chip 2.0 incorporates AT&T’s Digital You, which enhances online safety in numerous ways, with Cyber Chip, which was launched nationally in 2012. Scouts will be required to complete the program every year to be allowed to use technology while at Scouting events.

Cyber Chip 2.0 was introduced last weekend by Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence, and Russell Etzenhouser, chief executive officer of the Boy Scouts of America Greater Niagara Frontier Council, at the University of Scouting event on the Erie Community College South Campus in Orchard Park.

Cyber Chip 2.0 will be available at the Greater Niagara Frontier Council website at Children and adults not involved in scouting may access AT&T’s free Digital You programming at