Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs!
Looking for a fun way to teach your child or student(s) about online security? Check out the Finn Goes Online App!
Finn Goes Online is an app that teaches children all about online safety, including password security, cyberbullying, and staying safe online. The app plays just like an adventure game where the guide Finn, the fox, crashes his spaceship on earth. He, and the user, are guided by his new friends that he quickly finds after arriving on earth.
While playing Finn Goes Online, children will learn various aspects of online safety like:
- Data Privacy: understanding and preventing the disclosure of private information, photos, and sensitive data
- Cyber mobbing: dealing with cyberbullying and how to confront and report online bullies
- Passwords: how to choose safe passwords and secure access to online accounts and devices
- Child Protection: understanding and reporting internet abuse
Other features include:
- It is an educational, adventure game app developed specifically for elementary school children ages 7 and up
- Step-by-step adventure story where children learn the most important basics for online safety
- Uses digital media in a variety of motivating missions
- And much more
For more information, to read our blog, or to drop us a line, visit EasterSealsTech.com.
I want to take a moment to thank InTRAC the Indiana Telephone Relay Access Corporation for sponsoring our transcript today. You can find out more about InTRAC at relayindiana.com.
That was your Accessibility Minute for this week! I’m Laura Medcalf with the INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads, in Indiana.