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The Surfing Penguin
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The second book in The Tweeting Galah cyber safety children's book series.
Unique and quirky Australian characters bring to life the common dilemmas faced by children growing up with technology in the 2020s. The Surfing Penguin facilitates important discussions with primary school students about the following cyber safety issues - viewing inappropriate (scary) content; cyber bullying; online gaming and trolling; and online privacy.
Teaching digital citizenship and online safety has never been easier, with this fun resource created by an experienced Digital Technologies educator. The Tweeting Galah series is an innovative and entertaining approach to cyber safety education that kids will love!
The Surfing Penguin is made up of four illustrated short stories:
The Scary Plight of the Surfing Penguin When Pablo the Penguin's big brother finds a movie online for them to watch, it's a little scarier than Pablo was prepared for ...!
The Courageous Quest of the Smiling Quokka Quinn the Quokka is devastated when she sees nasty comments posted on her photo. Luckily, her friend knows just what to do!
The Troublesome Episode of the Trolling Echidna Edgar the Echidna thinks mucking around and destroying things in his online game is hilarious ... but not everyone agrees!
The Galahs' Close Encounter with the Creeping Kestrel Gabrielle the Galah learns the hard way that there are dangers to posting your location online... But her big brother, Gabbo, is there to save the day!
Augmented Reality Experiences Included
The Surfing Penguin offers a unique approach to cyber safety education for children, parents and teachers alike! Using Zappar augmented reality technology, children are able to further engage with the story using a smart device. Engaging learning activities allow children to develop a deeper understanding of cyber safety issues. .
Praise for The Surfing Penguin
"I used your stories yesterday and today with ALL my classes as a way of starting the discussion about Safer Internet Day! Thank you for such a great resource" - Primary Teacher, WA
"Pumped to have received these brilliant eSafety themed story books from Kim Maslin. Already had a play with the AR cards and can't wait to share them with my students" - Primary Teacher & Instructional Leader, Victoria
To help reduce our environmental impact, The Tweeting Galahproducts are packaged withnoissue recycled and compostable packaging materials.
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