Be Internet Awesome: The Internet is awesome, but it's also a dangerous place, especially for kids. That's why Google has launched a new project called Be Internet Awesome, which seeks to teach kids to make smart decisions online.
Most of us had at least a few decades without Internet or, at least, no social networks. Today's children will live all their lives next to cyberspace, leaving traces, which makes it very important to know how they can be secure on the internet.
Be Internet Awesome is a program that helps kids learn their online κινδύνους του ψηφιακού κόσμου και πώς να προστατεύσουν τον εαυτό τους. Το πρόγραμμα περιλαμβάνει έξυπνα online παιχνίδια, καθώς και μακρόχρονη διδακτέα ύλη για εκπαιδευτικούς και σχολεία, video for parents who can watch with the children.
The "Interland”Gives children four mini-games:
The Tower of Treasure, for example, helps kids learn how to create strong passwords while it is Reality Rever presents 10 multi-choice queries to help identify who and what to trust when connected.
The Kind Kingdom teaches kids to have internet manners, which is extremely welcome given the online phenomenon bullying.
The Mindful Mountain, the last of the games, and focuses on how important it is to share information with just a few people you trust, not someone connected to the internet.
Games are entertaining and have been developed in such a way that they are educational. Google created this platform after collaborating with online security agencies: the Online Family Safety Institute, the Internet Keep Safe Coalition and ConnectSafely.
Hopefully, with the help of these tools, teachers, parents and children will learn the dangers we all encounter online and how to protect themselves from various scams that are circulating.