Common Sense Education released an exciting new educational game today that will help middle schoolers understand the basic tenets of digital citizenship. The term "digital footprint" evokes scenarios that parents comprehend in a nanosecond, But, it takes more time for kids to learn that photos and comments posted online can have lasting consequences.
Digital Compass teaches kids to think before they post.
Parents looking for ways to introduce and reinforce basic online manners will love Digital Compass, which features characters that lead players through a web of options in which certain choices lead to certain results. Kids choose a character and proceed through a series of adventures based on making digital decisions, and the choices they make determine the outcome of the game.
It's the only game out there that gives kids the freedom to explore how decisions made in their digital lives can impact their future.
Take a look around and learn more. Digital Compass was created for schools, but is free for anyone to use, thanks to sponsorship from AT&T.