Digiduck is brought to you by UK Safer Internet Centre and Childnet.
Digiduck and the Magic Castle focuses on playing games online. Other themes within the book include peer pressure, password sharing, and in-app purchasing. You can download your free version of the book along with resources for educators here.
There’s a new game that everyone’s playing, and Digiduck wants to join in! With the help of his friends, he explores the magic castle, and they whizz through the levels after a lucky find makes it easier. Digiduck is in for a shock however, when he discovers that the spell ingredients are not the only things hidden in the game…The aim of this story is to help start conversations between children and adults about many aspects of online gaming, such as:
– the types of games that young children enjoy playing online and why- how to tell if real money can be spent- the social elements of gaming with others (e.g., keeping personal information safe)- what to do if someone is pressuring you to do something that you are unsure about