BeSeen: iPhone App Teaching Digital Safety to Children
Parents: are you worried about what kinds of games your children are playing on their iPhones and iPods? Now you don’t have to. At Web Wise Kids we specialize in creating computer games that help teach youth about digital safety, and now we are proud to expand to different platforms and introduce our very first app game for the iPhone. BeSeen is not only an entertaining and fun game for youth but also a subliminal educational tool that teaches kids how to be safe across social networking sites online.
BeSeen takes place in a pretend school setting that has its own online social network that is modeled after the popular social networking site, Facebook. Once downloaded, your kids can sign on and immediately create a profile. BeSeen then takes your child through an interactive news timeline of his friends and schoolmates, where he can read other kids’ status updates and choose how to respond to them. Every decision your child makes on BeSeen affects his status on the network.
The goal of BeSeen is to teach kids how to be safe on social networks. By interacting with their BeSeen friends, your kids encounter different scenarios, prompting decision making which will in turn produce either good results or consequences. Kids can show their BeSeen "classmates" ways to use technology in order to be a good friend and to get ahead, and will gain friends and win awards if they do well. Conversely, forgetting their manners, failing to look out for others or making poor choices will bring kids trouble.
BeSeen is free, fun, interactive and best of all, educational. This is a great precursor for young children who are not yet old enough to use Facebook (the legal age to sign up for a Facebook account is 13) and who do not yet understand the impact and possible repercussions of each decision made in the digital world.
What are you waiting for? Download BeSeen for your kids today (it's free!)