FBI Internet Safety

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Hi, my name is Terry Fields and I am a member of the Hunt Valley 4-H Robotics club. We have been learning about the FBI and some of the ways they keep us safe. Our club would like to tell you about the importance of internet safety! Here are some tips we learned from the FBI:

Don’t use your name, birthdate or address in your password

  • This can cause someone to track you down

It is safer to use websites that end in .gov, .edu and .org

  • Things that end in gov. stands for government
  • Things that end in edu. stand for education
  • It is more likely to be appropiate for kids

Don’t download any apps without your parent or guardian’s permission…it may be a scam!

  • This could be a scam and what a scam is a trick that people play to gets someone’s location

Create a password that is 13 characters long and made up of letters, numbers and symbols

  • If you have a username that is short and or has your name, it is not very safe because this is giving away personal information

Don’t share your password with anyone

  • If you share your password with anyone except parent or guardian someone might do something bad to you

Follow all of these tips and maybe when you grow up you can help the FBI too!

Robotics Club at Prigel Family Creamery

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HV4HR club members recently had an information table at the Prigel Family Creamery in Baltimore County. Here are some reflections on robotics by club member Brian: I enjoy the 4-H robotics club. I have made some friends. I think programming the robot is very confusing, but I am learning. Building the Lego robot is fine. I love to test the robots. Sometimes our program fails, but we tried again and succeeded!

Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium


ImageLast week, I attended the Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium which was about tribology. I was standing at the 4-H table and told people about the different types of 4-H clubs. I told them about our robotics club and the competition we attended last year. I also walked around and I saw really, really cool bearings made for satellite and solar panel equipment. I saw fold-able solar panels and I held a $1.5 million bearing! Thank you for reading this article.

By 4-H Member Didier


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Hot new 4-H club is getting ready for competition!


Hot new 4-H club is getting ready for competition!

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The Hunt Valley Junior and Senior Robotics 4-H Clubs have been very busy preparing for their robotics FIRST Lego League Qualifier competition, which takes place on January 25th, 2014. They have spent numerous hours researching natural disasters, building robots, and programming their robots to perform numerous tasks. The members of the Hunt Valley Junior and Senior Robotics 4-H Teams have been meeting numerous times through winter break in order to fine tune their robot programs and skills. The club members have been meticulously strategizing different missions and how to obtain the most number of points. The club members also have been designing t-shirts so they can be easily identified at the competitions. They are very excited to be competing in their first robotics competition. Stay tuned to this blog to find out how they do, and don’t forget to…

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