Professor Garfield: Online SafetyBy Paws Incorporated
Released October 29th, 2010
Full Description :
After buying a special anniversary issue of the PET FORCE comic book, Nermal goes online to the PET FORCE message board. Excited to connect with other fans, Nermal starts chatting with someone who uses the online name "comic_cat12." When "comic_cat12" asks Nermal to meet in person and bring the special issue, Arlene is a bit skeptical. Enter Professor Garfield and Dr. Nova, who talk to Nermal about keeping his personal information safe online.
In addition to the story that unfolds, an interactive "Try" and "Apply" section are included to help users gain insight to safe surfing. Try your hand at using the Internet safely and "Apply" your knowledge to keep your personal information safe.
Through reading and interacting with the "Try" and "Apply" sections of this comic, users will:
- learn how to use the Internet safely and effectively
- understand that people online are not always who they say they are
- learn that they should never give out personal information without an adult's permission, especially if it conveys where they can be found at a particular time
- understand that predators are always present on the Internet
Professor Garfield's Infinite Learning Lab Apps are part of the Infinite Learning Lab, a new standards-based resource currently being developed by the Virginia Department of Education and the Professor Garfield Foundation. Software development and comic creation by 360KID.