Keeping Kids Safe Online

Did you know that 40% of kids aged 8-18 visit a social media site a least once a day?

Here is a great, free app to help kids learn to be safe online.

BeSeen is provided by Carnegie Mellon University and Web Wise Kids to teach youth how to be responsible in social networks by securing their private and personal information, protecting their online reputation and defending their peers. This online safety mobile application is a single-player game that simulates a social networking website. The player creates a profile and starts earning “friend” characters and interacting with them. They learn about others through their posts and help them through challenges in order to win awards and make new friends.

In BeSeen, the ultimate quest is to make friends. At first, that is a matter of getting involved in school activities, but as more friends join a social circle, they bring their problems with them. To keep friends and make more, it’s important not only to be involved but to be a good friend. Who is up for the challenge?

Check out a demo here:

Recent Facts and Statistics:

93% of teens ages 12-17 go online

27% of teens use their phone to get online

As many as 7.5 million Facebook users in the U.S. are under age 13 — a
violation of Facebook’s user policies.

Jan 10, 2012 | Category: Daily Learning | Comments: none


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