Web Wise Kids, a provider of computer-based, interactive simulation games designed to educate young people and their parents on safe internet practices, is participating in a group of major corporations, non-profit organizations, foundations, and industry trade groups that are working to build awareness for the Get Game Smart initiative created by Microsoft.
The Get Game Smart aims to help parents and kids establish healthy habits for playing video games, watching TV, and browsing the Web. The campaign is designed to inspire families to take simple steps to help ensure that young people are using media in ways that are safer, healthier, and more balanced. It will encourage them to participate in a variety of online and offline activities with chances to win Best Buy gift cards, Microsoft products including Xbox 360 and Zune, and more. In addition, families and teens can take part in a nationwide video contest and share their family's approach to setting rules around video gaming and other media use in their home. Selected contest winners will receive a Microsoft product prize package and be asked to collaborate with Microsoft and other influential voices as Get Game Smart Ambassadors.
The campaign website, www.getgamesmart.com, brings current parental control tools, expert tips and resources together online in a one-stop-shop where parents and caregivers can find the information to help them make educated decisions about balanced media use.
Source: Web Wise Kids, www.webwisekids.org