INI and CyLab Announce Cybersecurity Game

October 26, 2007

At a kickoff event Friday morning, Attorney General Tom Corbett and students at J.H. Brooks Elementary School in the Moon Area School District helped demonstrate an interactive cyber safety game created by the INI and Carnegie Mellon CyLab.

Carnegie Cadets: The MySecureCyberspace Game teaches fundamental skills to upper elementary school children such as how to spot spam, how to keep personal information private, and how to identify Web site traps, such as dangerous pop-up windows, forms that ask for personal information, and Web pages that show inappropriate content. Through the game, young players learn to be safe, educated cyber citizens before entering the Internet on their own.

Enriched with content and classroom material that complies with the National Educational Technology Standards, the game is ready to be adopted by elementary schools during the 2007-2008 academic year.