Internet Safety Game
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Creating an Internet Safety Game for visiting school children to take based on virtual world/game with different scenarios that occur enabling children to make decisions – and see consequences – based on a variety of online safety issues. The outcome of the game was to score pupils on their decisions within each scenario.
The idea of the game was a mock email inbox that would notify the user throughout the game into either signing up for ParkBook, and entering personal details, accepting a phishing email that would upload a virus or, report abusive commenting with ClueTube, a mock video sharing channel.
A Facebook spin off (ParkBook) was created to encourage pupils to enter personal details with the option of making these details private or public. We also created a series of profile robots each with a purpose i.e school badge visible, standing outside the front of your house or inappropriate outfits. At the end of each scenario an explainer video shot at Bletchley Park, would discuss what you should and shouldn’t reveal on social media platforms.
A mock “MineCraft” game which includes a “hangout” where strangers can message you. The pupils are then asked how they would like to respond and are scored accordingly.
Based on the popular YouTube platform, ClueTube is all about how you would deal with abusive comments. Similar to the Codecraft scenario, pupils are encouraged to react to comments and are scored accordingly.