The “Digital Passport for Kids” which is played as a game to teach e-safety all over the USA has now been made available for mobile devices in the UK. It is available for the iPad from the istore at £1.99 and from
for android devices at £1.83.
The games and videos within the app are designed to teach children aged 7-11 the essentials for staying safe and responsible online and on mobile devices. Teachers should use the Digital Passport Classroom Edition with students in order that they may access the full teacher dashboard. There is also a sister app available which has been designed for home use, that one is called Digital Passport. The main difference between the two is that the classroom version offers a teacher dashboard which allows teachers to have an overview of who has access to the application and who has completed any of the games. The home version does not provide this facility.
Once children have completed all of the levels inside, they earn a Digital Passport to online safety. Parents can then be sure that their children will know how to search safely, create robust passwords, participate in online communities responsibly and use mobile devices sensibly. That is, of course, no guarantee that they will carry on doing so; however, a frequent reminder and discussion of the problems which arise when they don’t follow the guidelines may steer them in the right direction.
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For the Android version, still optimised for tablets,
To sign up for an account visit: https://www.digitalpassport.org/educator-registration