Monday, April 11, 2011

AT&T Safety Land - A Cyber Safety Game for Kids

AT&T's Safety Land is a nice game through which kids learn and practice recognizing danger on the Internet. The game is set in the city of "Safety Land." As students navigate from building to building in Safety Land they are confronted with a series of scenarios and questions to respond to. If they respond correctly to each scenario they will capture the cyber criminal and send him to the Safety Land jail. Students who send the cyber criminal to Safety Land jail receive a certificate that they can print out.

Applications for Education
Safety Land could be a good way for students to practice recognizing scams and dangers online. The game isn't complete enough to teach students on its own, but the game would make a good reinforcement activity after a lesson that you have taught.