Gooseberry Parent allows the parent to see how their child is reacting within the game, the resource area is full of tips and advice for the carer to learn and be part of their child’s learning journey.
It also gives hints and tips about different aspects of Internet safety. Most parent’s biggest fears are their child being groomed or sexually exploited. 63% 13-18 year olds have been asked for a sexual image. You can be part of your child’s learning journey, just ask you school to look at the Gooseberry School Program and as a parent you will have access to Gooseberry Parent free of charge. If your school isn’t part of the Gooseberry School program you can download Gooseberry Play and Gooseberry Parent independently. Both these apps have a plain back ground. Gooseberry Planet is using gaming technology to help children learning about internet safety. In the course of a familiar game, children are exposed to online issues requiring a response such as meeting strangers, bullying, grooming and sexual exploitation. Children love playing games and GP is a fun way to present internet safety situations to them. The App facilitates the participation of parents and teachers to discuss with their children/students the issues raised in the game and to monitor their reactions to the situations. Internet safety is now part of Personal, Social, Health Economic (PSHE) education in schools, but many schools don’t know how to teach the subject. GP has a number of apps for schools, which will facilitate the intervention of teachers and parents.