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Google launches educational program to teach kids about online safety

Google launches educational program to teach kids about online safety

Google is launching an educational program designed to teach kids about phishing, internet harassment, passwords, and other internet safety issues.

Called β€œBe Internet Awesome,” it includes a classroom curriculum and a video game called Interland.

It was developed with help from teachers, YouTube videographers, and internet safety and literacy organisations, and resources are available online for free.

Be Internet Awesome tackles topics that are relevant to all ages, though it’s seemingly aimed at younger children.

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It includes sections on how to limit sharing personal information with people online, avoid falling for scams or phishing attacks, creating strong passwords, and avoiding negative behaviour online.

This is only the latest in Google’s string of educational programs, which range from promoting Chromebooks in the classroom to offering virtual reality field trips through Google Cardboard.

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