Smokescreen – New Resource for Promoting Safety Online

“You don’t know me, but I know you…”

In Highland, the E-Safety folk are always on the look out for new and exciting resources. This new game could be just perfect for use in a wide range of settings with young people. It was created by a company called ‘Six to Start’ for Channel 4.

Smokescreen is a cutting-edge game about life online. We all use Facebook, MySpace, Bebo and MSN to keep up with our mates – and we’ve all heard the stories about parties on Facebook being mobbed, or people getting stalked on MSN. The question is, what would you do if it happened to you?

Over 13 missions, Smokescreen follows the story of Max Winston and Cal Godfrey, two mates who’ve set up an exclusive social network called White Smoke. After Cal’s involved in a car accident and falls into a coma, White Smoke becomes huge – and starts attracting huge problems. Each mission sees you explore the world of White Smoke, and find out who you can trust – and who you can’t.

If you have a go at this game, please let us know what you think? Can it contribute to any of the Curriculum for Excellence experiences and outcomes….?

A quick reminder….

Health and Wellbeing – Mental, Emotional, Social and Physical Wellbeing

“I am learning to assess and manage risk, to protect myself and others, and to reduce the potential for harm when possible”.


“By considering ways to protect technological devices, I can act safely and responsibly when selecting and using different technologies to communicate and collaborate”.

“I am developing my knowledge and use of safe and acceptable conduct as I use different technologies to interact and share experiences, ideas and information with others”.


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