The Internet Safety Game That’s Helping 8 – 10 Year Olds Stay Safe Online.

by | Mar 10, 2019

The Internet Safety Game That’s Helping 8 – 10 Year Olds Stay Safe Online.

Online Safety is a top concern now for Parents, Carers, and Schools. CEOP advises that young people are now equipped with the skills they need to navigate the internet safely.

The fact is, young people will always use the internet, so it isn’t a case of stopping internet usage, it’s a case of encouraging digital resilience, critical thinking, and good online choices.

But with consistent new online challenges, how can we ensure an up to date internet safety approach?

CEOP have released a game called “Band Runner”, a fun game that puts young people’s online safety knowledge to the test by asking them for their help in making sure the characters make good online choices.

It’s a great way of introducing potentially difficult topics to talk about in a fun, safe, positive way.

Below is a description of the game:

Players can choose to play as either Ellie or Sam, use your guitar to eliminate the obstacles in your way whilst running through school to make it to your next gig! If you hit an obstacle, you need to help your friend Alfie solve an online safety challenge and make the right choice in order to continue to play. As you move through the levels you can get upgrades and run faster!

It’s a great game for Parents and Carers to play with their children to introduce an open, consistent conversation about staying safe online. It can also represent a fantastic opportunity for your children to relate to the characters in the game, and talk about their own online experiences.

You can check out Band Runner here.

Why not send this out to your parents and carers? With online safety becoming a growing concern, this is a fantastic, safe, fun resource which could be incredibly beneficial for families across the country.

OpenView Education is a Theatre Company providing up to date, current, Internet Safety Workshops, Shows and Performances for Schools up and down the country. Our professional performers are also CEOP Ambassadors, which means they can provide the most relevant Internet Safety Information. Find out how we can help your school here.

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