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Playing to learn safety on the internet - Council of Europe launches game for children in thirteen languages

Published on: 12.02.08
Source: Press release of the Council of Europe

Strasbourg, 12.02.2008: The Council of Europe has launched its 'Wild Web Woods' internet game in Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Russian and Turkish.

The Wild Web Woods game has been developed to help children learn the rules of internet safety in a fun format, using familiar fairy tales to guide children through a maze of potential dangers to the fabulous 'E-city'. The game, mainly for children between 7 and 10, was launched in English at the end of last year, and is hosted on the Council of Europe website.

The Council of Europe is working with both children and adults to make the internet safe for every age. The 47-nation organisation is at the forefront of efforts to combat internet crime.

The game has been developed in the spirit of the Council’s 'Building a Europe for and with children' programme, set up to promote children’s rights and protect them from all forms of violence - including online dangers. It is also a fundamental step in the Council of Europe’s efforts to curb the grooming of children by abusers through the internet, following the principles of the recently-launched Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse.

The game 'Through the Wild Web Woods' from the Council of Europe can be found under
http://www.coe.int/T/TransversalProjects/Children/News/WildWeb_en.asp




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