Collaboration between Google, the National Police, the National Institute of Cybersecurity (INCIBE) and the Fad

‘Be Great on the Internet’, an initiative to teach children good habits in the digital environment

§ The project offers a set of resources to families and educators to teach the little ones to make a responsible use of the Internet

§ The centerpiece of the program is Interland, an interactive game to help boys and girls learn fundamental lessons to safely navigate digital tools

May 20, 2020.- Currently, the learning of the smallest and adolescents does not depend only on the family and the teachers, but also on everything they consult and consume on the Internet. The new generations grow with the possibility of accessing a large amount of digital information and resources, which gives them the opportunity to explore, create, learn and be inspired, but it is essential that they have all the tools to make safe use of the Internet. .

The 'Be Great on the Internet' project is a collaboration of Google, the National Police, the National Institute of Cybersecurity (INCIBE) and the FAD to help parents and educators promote good habits in children that allow them to function on the Internet in a respectful way , critical and responsible. The initiative stems from Google's commitment to help children and adolescents make safe use of technology, as well as supporting families and teachers to take full advantage of what the Internet can offer.

Be Great on the Internet ”is a free access website comprised of educational games for children designed by experts in digital security and resources for parents and educators. The program is built around Interland, an interactive playful experience that offers a journey through four mini-games in which children will be able to put into practice the skills necessary to be good digital citizens and help other Internet users to combat the bad behavior of hackers, impersonators, users who share too much, and cyber bullies. Although the game is fun for all ages, the game is aimed at children from 8 to 10 years old.

The initiative addresses five principles that emerge from all the activities and recommendations derived from the program aimed at children, parents and teachers:

– Share carefully: Be smart on the Internet

– Do not fall into traps: Stay alert on the Internet

– Protect your secrets: Stay safe on the Internet

– Being nice is great: Be nice on the Internet

– If you have doubts, ask: Be brave on the Internet

Resources for parents and teachers

The website incorporates a specific section for families with resources such as a Guide for Families with the aim of promoting conversations at home about digital security and identifying good habits in the use of technology among the little ones.

The portal also has a resources section for educators that includes a Training Program, designed for students from third to sixth grade of primary school, which has been developed by Google in collaboration with Fad, the National Institute of Cybersecurity (INCIBE) and the National Police for a secure Internet. These contents offer teachers the tools and methods necessary to teach the basic concepts of security and digital citizenship in the classroom.

According to Antonio Vargas, director of Public Policies at Google Spain: “Parents, teachers, governments and also private companies, we are called to carry out the task of training children and adolescents to be responsible digital citizens. Through Be Great Online we provide resources and materials that promote 5 basic principles: Be smart about sharing content online; alert so as not to fall into traps, safe to protect your information, kind and respect other users and courageous to tell adults about situations in which there is a possible threat on the Internet ”.

"For the National Police, prevention is the best tool we have in order to avoid situations that may pose a threat to our minors. The program Be great on the Internet helps young people and families to train in an entertaining way in the use of ICT ", points out the director general of the National Police, Francisco Pardo Piqueras." Digital education is one of the fundamental pillars in the safety of minors. For this reason, for more than ten years, the National Police Through the Master Plan, it has focused on training the educational community about the risks that can be found through the Internet.With the Be Great Program on the Internet, joining efforts with a digital giant like Google, it aims to reach even more children and young people so that this training is deeper and more global ”, he adds.

For her part, Rosa Díaz, general director of the National Institute of Cybersecurity, points out: "The resources of Be Great on the Internet are a great tool for families and teachers to train minors and adolescents in a safe and responsible use of the Internet. To help them in that objective, INCIBE makes available to all of them the number 017, the free and confidential helpline with which to solve all their doubts about Cybersecurity ",

Finally, the general director of the Fad, Beatriz Martín Padura, highlights: "The Internet is a key space for youth socialization, a space that offers immense possibilities for communication, education or entertainment, but so that minors can take advantage of its potential it is our responsibility to ensure that they do so safely and responsibly. At Fad, we have been working in this field for many years and now we collaborate with Be Great on the Internet because it offers the knowledge that society needs so that young people can minimize risks on the Internet and take advantage of all its opportunities. The Be Great Internet Training Program and the Interland game are two excellent resources that both families and teachers can take advantage of to achieve this "

Be Great on the Internet page is available at http://g.co/SegenialenInternetES

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