Children's book ‘The Online-Zoo' builds digital competence and empowers young ones

  • Awareness
  • 28/06/2016
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

In May 2016, the Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) published a fully illustrated storybook for children: ‘The Online-Zoo'. This 60-page book teaches young kids (aged 3-6) digital competences and media literacy in a playful, age-appropriate way.

In the book, Zoo Director Elsa tries to help all her animals who encounter some difficulties when using digital media and the internet. For example, Ape Moritz gets addicted to his Smartphone, Panda bear Paul is being cyberbullied and Penguin Fridolin wants to take a picture in his new swimwear.
 
With the support from the Ministry of Education and the Viennese Municipal Authorities, all Viennese kindergardens were supplied with a copy, along with many other relevant stakeholders who teach young children.
 
The book is also available as an iBook on iTunes and is available for download as eBook in the formats Mobi and ePub.
 
The book can be downloaded from the ISPA (Internet Service Providers Austria) website at www.ispa.at/kinderbuch.
 
Find out more about the work of the Austrian Safer Internet Centre, including its awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services.

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