Today’s kids can go online from so many different tools, and they are increasingly living their lives online. Although there are wonderful resources for our students online, these resources can pose problems as well.
And here is a cool online game that we can use to train young learners on how to be more safe as they are using their emails: Safety Land (opens in new tab)
Safety Land is online game making kids more aware about e-mail safety. The game is featuring two characters, Captain Broadband and another character who is sending unsolicited emails to kids. In the game, you visit different buildings in the town to catch the nasty character and answer questions about what to do on receiving unwanted emails. When you answer all the questions, you can send the nasty character into the jail. Also, on finishing the game, the children can download a Hero certificate and as teachers, we can even download the game as a PDF file to use it in our classes as paper based resource.
cross-posted at ozgekaraoglu.edublogs.org
Özge Karaoğlu is an English teacher and educational consultant in teaching young learners and teaching with web-based technologies. She is the author of Minigon ELT book series, which aims to teach English to young learners through stories. Read more of her ideas about teaching English through technology and Web-based tools at ozgekaraoglu.edublogs.org.