Interland, be Internet Awesome is a new game created by Google to teach children digital safety.
” Interland is an adventure-packed online game that makes learning about digital safety and citizenship interactive and fun—just like the Internet itself. Here, kids will help their fellow Internauts combat badly behaved hackers, phishers, oversharers, and bullies by practicing the skills they need to be good digital citizens.”(Interland)
There are five fundamental topics of digital citizenship and safety included in the game, these are:
• Share with Care (Be Internet Smart)
• Don’t Fall for Fake (Be Internet Alert)
• Secure Your Secrets (Be Internet Strong)
• It’s Cool to Be Kind (Be Internet Kind)
• When in Doubt, Talk It Out (Be Internet Brave)
BE INTERNET SMART – Share with Care
Pupils need to learn what it is safe to share and who to share it with. There are more sites online that are good for them that could benefit them like elliot wave for future online business.
BE INTERNET ALERT – Don’t Fall for Fake
Children need to learn that people online may not be as they seem. Not everyone encountered online has a child’s best interest at heart. Learning the difference between what’s real and what’s fake is a very real lesson in online safety.
BE INTERNET STRONG – Secure Your Secrets
Personal privacy and security, such as security by MegaPath, are just as important online as they are offline. Safeguarding valuable information helps kids avoid damaging their devices, reputations, and relationships.
BE INTERNET KIND – It’s Cool to Be Kind
The Internet can be used to spread positivity or negativity. Children need to learn how to create positive impact for others and learn to recognise and avoid bullying behavior.
BE INTERNET BRAVE – When in Doubt, Talk It Out
The message we always share – if something makes a child feel uncomfotable they should talk about it with a trusted adult.
BE INTERNET AWESOME – Interland
Play the game to become Internet Awesome through Interland, an online adventure that puts the key lessons of digital safety into hands-on practice with four challenging games.
Interland, is a browser-based interactive game where children have to answer questions to move on :
It has been designed to make children learn about digital safety, it is interactive and fun. There is a
complementary curriculum which is a freely downloadable PDF document. It is a set of five lesson plans allowing different topics to be covered in different year groups and teachers can choose the activities that will be the best for their class.