To give parents a basic understanding of social gaming and how to keep their children safe when they play social games. Upon completion of this course, parents will be able to:
- Identify which online games are considered “social.”
- List ways to keep a child safe online.
- Make an informed decision about which games their child can play online.
Since I teach a lot of courses that involve gaming, I know that kids often don’t play social games safely, and their parents might be unaware. This mini-course includes a lesson on internet safety and also exposes some things that parents might not know about the games and apps their children use to play social games. It includes a lesson on evaluating games and gives examples using some popular online social games. I used Articulate Rise to create this mini-course.
Many of the courses offered by Pongos Learning Lab involve gaming in some way, and we have often observed children playing those games unsafely. While we do work with children to make sure they are playing safely when they are under our supervision, we wanted to make sure parents were able to do the same thing. Many parents did not know that the games their children were playing could expose them to unsafe situations, so we created a Social Gaming Safety course. The course is for parents of children in grades K-5 who play social games.
Pongos Learning Lab retains all rights to the course. It may not be used for any purpose without permission from Pongos Learning Lab.