Security software maker
McAfee.com has released a new CD-ROM aimed at online youngsters called Kids CyberSavvy. It’s an instructional disc developed to help teach young Internet users appropriate skills to stay safe while online.
McAfee.com said Kids CyberSavvy combines interviews and tales from teens who have experienced online dangers, along with role-playing vignettes. The software incorporates animated guides that ask questions to help gauge users’ knowledge and understanding of safe online behavior. Topics include issues like how to express yourself online and how to handle the exchange of personal information on the Internet.
The Kids CyberSavvy CD-ROM joins a McAfee-sponsored
Web site which also helps to teach kids (as well as teachers and parents) about safe Internet use.
Kids CyberSavvy ships on hybrid CD-ROM for both Mac OS and Windows, and can be ordered online at the Web site above. It costs US$39.95 — educational discounts are available.