09 Apr '11, 1am

Online game to teach children about cyber wellness

They will get to build houses, factories and spaces for recreation for their citizens in their own virtual cities. But this online game also aims to go a little further, by educating children on taking care of themselves in cyberspace. Launched by the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC), the game - called Cyberonia and the first of its kind in Singapore - will quiz children on topics such as gaming addiction, virus protection and proper online etiquette as they play. Already rolled out as a pilot at four primary schools, the game was commissioned after a survey of 1,500 students conducted by the NCPC in 2008 found that while youth in Singapore were tech savvy, their awareness of safe and responsible online practices was very low. For instance, they did not how to restrict access to their personal information and accepting strangers as friends. The game is targeted at ...

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