It’s time to take another look at SKOOVILLE…
Skooville provides schools and parents with a safe alternative for their children to learn how to become resilient, caring and proactive cybercitizens.
I found this article by Annabel Rook, the Skooville Education Manager UK and I thought it might help to explain why we choose to use the program as part of our cybersafety unit.
‘Skooville has been built from the ground up with online safety and teaching safe online practices being the primary concern. It was designed by educators, for children and schools to teach eSafety in and out of the classroom. Skooville is a social network where children learn in a safe community of 6-14 year olds.
Teachers use Skooville in the classroom to teach digital literacy, introducing students to essential web skills in a fun learning environment. Children can also explore independently, taking part in a range of educational activities, games and projects. Skooville provides children with what is often their first experience of a social network, giving them essential skills and behaviours to navigate their online lives.
As well as providing a safe online haven for children to play, have fun and learn (always under the watchful eyes of our moderators), Skooville is uniquely successful in developing each child’s ‘moral compass’, their ability to be able to discern and choose the ‘right way’ to behave online. Not only does the site provide incentives for good online behaviour, but each time a child makes a mistake our moderators are there to help them empathise, adjust and to make better, more informed choices. Skooville enables children to grow into safe, respectful and more responsible members of their online worlds.’
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