From AVG’s web site:

Magda and Mo are two curious kids who want to play online but need your help to make good choices. Follow their interactive adventures and help them decide during the story if they should do it themselves or ask a grown-up for help? 

Magda and Mo have been created by AVG with the help of the international Internet safety charity, Childnet, to help parents and children learn together about how to safely enjoy life online. The characters feature in a series of stories that deal with topics like Internet security and online protection, safe surfing and searching, and how to deal with issues like cyber-bullying and being a good friend online. There are Notes for Grown-ups at the end of the stories that feature good advice for parents about how to talk positively to their children about the internet. So click a story to get started, learn and have fun!

The ebooks are interactive and fun, presenting you with choices embedded in the narrative:

Of course, I’m not sure the reward of donuts will be all that great for an obese America, though:

Store-bought doughnuts are made up of about 35 percent to 40 percent trans fat. An average doughnut will give you about 200 to 300 calories, mostly from sugar and few other nutrients (gums and artificial flavor). High consumption of trans fat is a significant risk factor for coronary heart disease.Source: Foods to Avoid

But maybe the message won’t come across that way when students see this:

That aside, consider the moral slide…hmm…

The two books–one focusing on the dangers of cyberbullying, the other on telling your parents when you’re using computer–are engaging but I’m left wondering if they couldn’t have come up with more engaging stories that had less focus on donuts.

Maybe, Krispy Kreme or Shipley’s helped fund this initiative?

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