Xbox uses an interactive single-player mode Minecraft a game that helps teach children about online safety and cultural inclusion ahead of World Safer Internet Day.
Whether you’re playing on PC or Xbox Series X|S, online safety should always be your top priority. Thanks to the new Minecraft game known as privacy wonder child, kids ages 7-18 can play and learn this critical skill.
According to blog post (opens in a new tab) via Xbox, Privacy Prodigy is an “immersive game-based learning experience” that is a sequel to the game Cyber safe series from Minecraft Education. Through this learning tool, children will be able to understand “how to protect their personal data” with challenges that will promote informed decisions about who should have their data and why.
“Gamers will also learn strategies to protect their personal information and how to mitigate any issues arising from compromised information,” the post continues. Hopefully through this, students will learn digital skills as well as the complex idea of online trust.
Privacy Prodigy is available on Minecraft Educational Library (opens in a new tab). Or, for free access to this learning environment at home, you can log in The foundation of Minecraft for free on Minecraft Market.
AI helping hand
Communication is an essential part of any game, and since you usually don’t interact face-to-face with another online player, words can make more of a difference. That’s why Xbox also uses the AI and human insights-based Community Sift platform to classify and filter the content of images, news, and videos.
The Community Sift feature helps professionals determine “what language is offensive and what is just gaming slang or part of someone’s culture,” said Xbox. In this way, as children learn how to be better online, Xbox also tries to improve their digital footprint and make the learning environment safer.
Minecraft to the rescue again
Minecraft promotes creativity with its blocky constructions and wild, unpredictable adventures. Combining this cute game with a productive learning experience is obvious to make learning fun and engaging for the younger generation.
Education in Minecraft is a game-based platform by developer Mojang that allows players to approach problems and learn new things from different perspectives in a familiar world Minecraft. For example, Mojang promotes an Hour of Code that encourages players to learn programming skills to escape puzzle-filled rooms. In another activity, you explore five different Minecraft worlds and experience life as the different animals that inhabit them, with additional information from the BBC series Frozen Planet II.
Over 500 lessons, immersive worlds and challenges are a great way to make learning fun for a new generation of kids. Adding online safety to this long list of educational activities is a great way to engage and promote safe digital interactions for children of all ages.