Parents or teachers should play alongside their children to establish a dialogue about their actions and behaviours when online.
A number of online safety messages are reinforced throughout the games and as the child progresses they collect tickets for each completed game. Each ticket unlocks a new reward inside the Big Top.
The game has been built around the principles of THINK.
T – Tell a member of your trust club if you see something online that upsets you or if someone makes you feel unhappy. You can also talk to another trusted adult like a teacher.
H – Hide your password. Only ever share it with members of your trust club – never with your friends. Someone else could go online pretending to be you and do something that could get you into trouble.
I – Interesting websites can be fun. Check with Mum or Dad if a site is okay to use before you visit. Sometimes they can set up a list of good sites just for you.
N – Name calling or being mean online isn’t cool and could be cyberbullying. Be nice when talking online or over the phone. Look out for yourself and for others.
K – Keep your personal information safe. Never give your real name, address or phone number to anyone you don’t know in the real world. Use a nickname in chat rooms or when you play games on the computer.