So what to do with the kids early on a Sunday morning? It looks like a lovely day but I’m not keen on jumping into the pool yet, not at 8am thank you. Oh, how about we learn about Cybersafety in a fun, interactive way using the budd:e site?
I used the budd:e Secondary last year and thought it was great. I mentioned the budd:e site in my recent Cyberbullying – IMPACT on teaching & learning post (in the slides).
Right now my 8-year-old son is having FUN playing the budd:e Primary and my 4-year-old daughter is sitting next to him taking it all in. I also had a go at using budd:e primary and I think it’s great. The music is nice! Basically you get to create a budd:e figure/person/monster/robot and to get parts for your budd:e you have to answer cybersafety questions or play games that relate to cybersafety. It’s fun!
I just asked my son what he thought of budd:e and what he has learned: “It’s cool! I’ve learned about safety online. I learned about safe passwords, about firewalls and anti-virus and I just played a game about never giving out my personal details online”. Awesome! My son has already learned a lot of this information from me as I have helped him learn how to use the computer, play games online and create his own blog but it’s good for him to learn about these things in a different way.
I highly recommend this to kids, parents & teachers.