April 18, 2005

WEBSITES: Netty's World launch

Netty?s World launch

Netty?s World, NetAlert?s Internet safety website for children aged two to seven, has recently been relaunched. New features have been included in the site to make it more enjoyable and educational for young children.

Netty is still the star of the site, but the web site is now more relevant and easier to use by young children.  Improvements include an easier navigation system, larger and clearer text, audio support and more interactivity and animations.

Children can now travel with Netty through five adventures, learning about Internet safety as they go.  After an adventure is over, children have the opportunity to select which of the five forget-me-nots (be nice, get help, think again, stay safe and secure and protect what?s private) relate to the adventure.  After the selection is made, children are given instant feedback on why each forget-me-not is relevant.

There is also ?Netty?s All Star Quiz? to complete for those children who have mastered the concepts in the adventures.  The quiz challenges children to think in more detail about specific issues.

The website aims to help children stay safe by teaching them the fundamentals of Internet safety. 

SOURCE: http://www.saferinternet.org/ww/en/pub/insafe/news/articles/0405/au_netty2.htm

NETTY'S WORLD: http://www.nettysworld.com.au/

Chris Schuepp
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