This year students at Rowntree Montessori Schools were given the opportunity to learn about online safety through various interactive games. As part of learning about Digital Citizenship, students were given the opportunity to explore different worlds through the use of a Google created game called Interland, that teaches children how to be responsible online. Students had to complete various challenges that taught them how to recognize fake content, to build a safe password, about online etiquette and tasks designed to educate them on what is and is not appropriate to share over the internet. According to Matt Brian of Engaget, “Interland is a puzzler that takes kids through four mini games. Tower of Treasure is designed to help teach younger internet users how to create strong passwords that keep them one step ahead of hackers and Reality River presents 10 multiple choice questions that help identify who and what to trust online. Kind Kingdom educates children on trolling and being nice on the internet, while Mindful Mountain highlights how important it is to share information only with people you trust.” For more information about Interland, click here to read an article by Matt Brian from Engadget.
At RMS, we make every effort to keep our students safe and to keep them informed about hwo to be good citizens in this new digital world. For some basic helpful tips about how to be a good online citizen, set strong passwords, and how to set privacy settings, take a look at the article by CBC by clicking here.
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