Educational Programs

Hector’s World

The Australian Communications Media Authority has partnered with NetSafe to make Hector’s World™ program (including videos and teaching materials) available to Australian primary schools. NetSafe is a non-profit organization educating New Zealanders about responsible use of information and communication technology.

Hector’s World  is an animated series suitable for lower and middle primary grades, featuring the experiences of Hector and his friends and offers children practical guidance on managing risks while reinforcing the importance of responsible online behaviour.  You can access the site here.

Privacy Playground: the first adventure of the Three CyberPigs

This game, suitable for middle primary grades, is from the Media Awareness Network, a Canadian non-profit organization that develops media literacy and digital literacy programs.

Privacy Playground features the CyberPigs playing on their favourite Web site and encountering marketing ploys, spam and a not-too-friendly wolf.

The purpose of the game is to teach kids how to spot online marketing strategies, protect their personal information and avoid online predators. There is a Teacher’s Guide available with background information, tips on how to use the game and activity sheets and handouts. You can access the site here.

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