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an augmented board game

Set up the board game.

Print off the pieces from this PDF, and cut them out. Then download the instructions.

You can also purchase a manufactured version of the game, sold at cost.

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The app guides the players and shows the story unfold as they play the board game.

Available for the iPad in June!

The Watchers teaches online privacy literacy skills to kids.

The Watchers isn't like other edugames out there. It was designed with a team of 7 kids, who injected it with imagination and humour, while pushing for creative approaches to the presentation of educational content. The game doesn't attempt to teach dry skills; rather, its goal is to stimulate discussion and raise awareness about tough questions.

Rather than teaching children to memorize ways they can avoid "stranger danger," the game facilitates the development of autonomous privacy decision making skills. In so doing, children can use the game to practice making assessments about which individuals or companies they should share their information with, as well as critically thinking about what the consequences of those choices may be.

The Watchers is appropriate for kids 8+, but guidance from an older child or adult is recommended.

Created by

David Fono, Kate Raynes-Goldie, Chris, Jordan, Kiri, Mary, Mitchell, Peter, Tinson

Art by

Dara Gold

Music by

Rhett Fester

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Produced by
Atmosphere Industries

Support from
EDGE Lab    Ryerson University

Funding from
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada