The digital world connects people from all over the world and has in many ways democratized knowledge. However, being safe online is becoming a larger issue, and with children becoming more involved in the digital world at a younger age, it’s growing into a vital issue. How can we help younger and younger children to become safer online?
We discovered early on that for introducing these helpful tips for children, it’s important to create something that inspires playfulness, creativity and yet conveys the message of staying safe online. Therefore North Kingdom collaborated on a global program with Google, called Be Internet Awesome.
The program consists of five fundamental learnings – Be Internet Smart, Alert, Strong, Kind and Brave.
For teachers, a curriculum was designed with lesson plans that have received the ISTE Seal of Alignment. In the first four months, the curriculum was downloaded 30 000 times and Interland was played over 163 000 hours. Since it’s release, Google Interland has been localized in Spanish, Arabic and Portuguese, helping children all over the world to become safer online. It was highlighted during the global event Google I/O and has also been awarded European Design Awards, FWA Top 100, FWA site of the month and Awwwards site of the day.