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Using the Internet is an important life skill. As parents introduce new technology to their kids, this is another tool they can use to help their kids make good choices. Despite their popularity, social networking web sites saddle children with risks to their privacy and personal information. Web Wise Kids and Carnegie Mellon’s Information Networks Institute in collaboration with The Wireless Foundation and Trend Micro Internet Safety for Kids & Families, created “BeSeen” the first educational app game for Apple iOS and Android to help teach kids how to use social networks safely and wisely. This game is intended to raise cyber awareness and digital literacy in children before they face the risks of cyberbullying, identity theft and privacy invasion and to guide them towards being responsible online citizens.  

Teach Them About Social Media by Playing BeSeen

BeSeen’ is a single-player game that simulates a social networking site where players create a profile and travel through a condensed school-year, with each game day equaling a fraction of a minute in real life. To earn awards, the player must make positive choices when presented with challenging social situations and solve puzzles along the way. The game is designed to help kids understand responsible online behavior such as securing their personal information, protecting their privacy and defending their peers against cyber bullying.

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We also have materials to structure lessons for your kids about social media, including a detailed lesson-guide, worksheets and a video.

Download them FREE Here

Check out the BeSeen ad from April 2012 on page 5 of this USA Today insert