The web is a great place, but it is, as every other place in the world; you have to be careful. That’s what thinkb4u is trying to learn you. Did you know, for instance, 7 out of 10 e-mails sent in the world are scam-emails. ThinkB4U is a great website for learning about the dangers of the web. I actually learned a few things, and I can imagine a lot of people could learn a lot!
Take a look at the video below to get a little insight.
On this website you follow this family, and during each film you are asked a question – yes or no. Depending on the answer you give you are shown another clip which reflects the answer you’ve given.
Here’s a paragraph from the About page:
As more of our life happens online, Internet skills are crucial to living responsibly. What are the skills needed to navigate today’s Internet society? How can parents and educators teach themselves, their families, and their communities about important topics like identity protection, fraud detection, and digital citizenship?
You’re given great answers on this website to these questions.
This is a screenshot of the website – as you can see you watch the videos, the percentage goes up for each video, and you can see your progression. Another thing to notice is the three different houses in the image: one for home, one for school & one for the mall.
Although this is a great website to learn about the dangers of the web, there’s one thing that I miss and that’s more videos. Now I went through the website in just around an hour. For someone that’s enough, for others; no. I fall in the latter part of the group.
And the quality of the website is very good, it has great design – which is always a big plus! The website also has a mobile site, again a big plus. Lastly, this is a website that’s suitable for everyone – even if you just have a small interest in the web you should check it out!
If you want to learn more about digital literacy this is the site for you!