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Cyber Safety of Children by Microsoft & Kidzania

Internet safety For Kids. Microsoft and KidZania share good practices for holistic and collaborative cyber-physical safety of children.

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KidZania,have been pioneers in creating safe and interactive indoor theme parks across the world including India. I was invited for a special event in Kidzania, Noida wherein both Kidzania and Microsoft joined hands to create awareness about internet safety of children.

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As parents we need to be more attentive and alert about our child’s surroundings both, in the cyber and physical worlds. We must watch out for behavioral change caused due to emotional or physical abuse, and we must adopt preventive measures. The most common warning signs of abuse in cyber as well as physical worlds manifest as signs of depression, anxiety, social isolation, nervousness and low self-esteem. Parents need to be very alert to read these signs and immediately take corrective measures. It is important that while we draw benefit from the immense potential of new technologies, we must also make use of all the security features available to make it a safe and pleasant experience.

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While I was attending the conference I could leave my child in Kidzania Noida without any tension as they have child-centered, role-play and reality based activities that lies in the fact that they have safety in-built into their designs, developments and operations. KidZania has led the way in adopting practices like RFID Security Bracelets for children ( so I can see the position of my child at any given point), No Touch Policy, CCTV Camera Coverage without Blind Spots, No Unaccompanied Adults Allowed Policy and many more.

The role playing activities here engaged my kid totally as he had to get into many avataars from doctor to fire fighter to courier boy to juice factory workers. At some places he had to pay kidzos (money accepted in kidzania) and at some places he had to earn kidzos. This place was lot of fun and learning for my kid and he spent more that 4 hours in this place.

Watch the fun we had at Disneyland California here

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