Individuals are influenced several times a day by society, family, friends, and circumstances. Influencers strongly affect adolescent’s decision making related to activities, classes, and career choices. Middle school is a key time when girls tend to explore or turn away from the STEM field. Through a qualitative survey research, we have discovered influencers appear to play a role in motivating and encouraging girls to explore the cyber fields.
Rowland, Pam and Noteboom, Cherie Bakker, "Adolescent Girls’ Influencers in Cybersecurity Education and Activities" (2019). MWAIS 2019 Proceedings. 1.