Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Since both our girls are in primary school, and do use the computer several times a week - including games and email on the internet, I thought it would be a useful and important thing to look at.
The information was about an Australian Government website which has an activity based learning programme, called 'buddie' to promote the safe, secure and ethical use of digital technologies.
It goes through some basic computer security information and vocabulary, like passwords, viruses, firewalls and filters. I think it's a great way to introduce these important ideas to kids in a fun way.
I've only explored a tiny part of this site. There is a primary resource section, as well as a secondary section for teenagers. Plus school, business and home internet user information and resources.
With the recent news regarding cyber bullying, where parents are calling for facebook etiquette to be taught in schools, this site is a timely find, and I believe it looks like a useful tool in educating our kids in cyber security, from a early age.
How are you teaching your kids to be cyber safe?
(this is purely my own opinion about this website - I received no compensation for this review)