NCTE’s Webwise and UPC publish e-safety book for kids

7 Feb 2011

UPC and Webwise have launched a new e-safety activity booklet, Play and Learn: Being Online, aimed at children using the internet. Available in nine languages, the booklet’s activities also help develop basic language, math, social and cultural skills.

The booklet is by Webwise, with the support of UPC and its parent company, Liberty Global Europe, and is endorsed by the European Commission.

The launch of the booklet marks the 8th Safer Internet Day, a European Commission-backed initiative celebrated by Liberty Global and its affiliate companies through various initiatives in more than 10 European countries.

Safer Internet Day

“To mark the occasion, we have co-developed the Play and Learn: Being Online booklet and online resource giving parents and teachers a tool to address the opportunities and challenges that the internet provided for young people,” said Anna-Maria Barry of UPC.

Play and Learn is targeted at children aged from 4 to 8 years and introduces concepts of modern technology in their daily vocabulary and activities. The overall experience can be shared with friends and parents and offers each child the autonomy to carry out the reading or exercise alone,” Barry said.

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