BALTIMORE - A local college is Making a Difference for high school students. This week the University of Baltimore launched a Cyber Discovery Camp for high school students and teachers.
Many people think teenagers know everything about technology, but a recent study shows most teens do not know about cyber security and how to protect themselves and others online.
The camp focuses on cyber education. Cyber Discovery is a high school teacher professional development model first developed at Louisiana Tech University in 2008.
The University of Baltimore is the first university in the national rollout of Cyber Discovery to all fifty states. The rollout of Cyber Discovery is managed by the Cyber innovation Center through the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center and funded by the Department of Homeland Security.
Students from five area high schools are participating in teams. The schools include: Baltimore City College, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Gilman School, Catonsville High School and Digital Harbor.
Students enjoy daily discussion, problem solving activities and computer programming activities.
"I am looking towards a career in engineering or video game programming so I thought it would be cool to get a view on how things work," said Amir Corprew, a ninth grader with Baltimore City College.
The camp ends on Sunday with an awards ceremony for the winning team.
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