The LEGO Group has announced a new partnership with the DQ institute to encourage children to stay safe online.
The latest of the LEGO Group’s partnerships will see the two organisations work towards giving younger fans the skills they need to stay safe and enjoy the vast online world. This comes in the form of a new free activity.
As part of the collaboration, a new online experience has been developed to teach children about empathy online via a series of questions. Inbetween the quiz topics, minifigures will perform scenes to demonstrate the situations. The quiz is a fairly short experience but might be a useful resource to parents and teachers nonetheless. At the end, the quiz-taker is awarded an ‘online empathy hero statues’ taking the form of one of four digital minifigures. These new characters include Sir Hug A Lot, Butterclops, AeroVision and Admiral Highfive.
This partnership comes at an important time for many children, with schooling forced online in places around the world, making it more difficult for teachers and parents to monitor their activity. Hopefully, this tool can successfully educate younger fans to take care of themselves and others online as the world approaches safer internet day on February 9.