bCyberwise Monster Family game teaches kids to be safe online

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bCyberwise Monster Family game teaches kids to be safe online

 

Life Education Australia and McAfee launch a Cyber Education game that makes learning about online safety fun and easy for kids, parents and teachers

 

bCyberwise Monster Family game teaches kids to be safe onlineThe game, developed in conjunction with McAfee, is available for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play for use on Apple and Android devices.

 

The game is a fun way to learn about online safety for kids and tasks players with helping members of the monster Nubbin Family set up and safely use the internet as they settle into their new castle.

 

The bCyberwise Monster Family game covers the three main themes for kids:

  • Responsible online behaviour – Children’s online behaviour becomes entrenched very early on and age specific cyber safety education in the middle primary years will prepare children for the situations they will face on-line as teenagers
  • Cyber safety – Digital media has become an important and mostly positive aspect of the education, leisure and social lives of today’s children, but it’s important to be aware that it also poses some risks to the safety and wellbeing of Australian children
  • Cyber security – Life Education and McAfee are providing the opportunity for young children to develop skills and strategies to deal with the potential issues they could experience online

 

The game will be incorporated as a free resource for school educators to support the bCyberwise and It’s Your Call modules, jointly developed by Life Education Australia and McAfee, which have already reached 91,128 school children. The game content aligns with the Australian Curriculum; Health and Physical Education [1] and English learning areas, and Information and Communication Technology capability.

 

The bCyberwise Monster Family game can be used as a classroom activity or a homework task, with students returning to the game in their own time on their own devices. Parents can access the game, play it with their children to learn about cyber safety together.

 

The online safety lessons and themes built into the bCyberwise Monster Family game reinforce messages from the bCyberwise school program, and include topics such as, protecting your personal information, positive respectful communication, how to deal with cyberbullying, seeking help from trusted adults, and safe behaviours when using the internet.

 

Speaking about the new game, David Ballhausen, CEO of Life Education Australia said, “The bCyberwise Monster Family game is the next step in integrating digital technology into the Life Education Program ensuring we deliver important messages to children and parents in a fun and accessible way. In partnering again with McAfee, we are strengthening our reach in empowering kids to keep safe online.”

 

To download the game, go to http://www.lifeeducation.org.au/bcyberwise-monster-family or search for ‘bCyberwise Monster Family’ in Google Play for Android tablets and phones or the Apple iTunes App Store for iPads and iPhones.

 

[1] The Health and Physical Education content descriptions have been selected from the draft curriculum statement and do not reflect final curriculum standards, which were unpublished at the time of development.

BEN 10: DESTROY ALL ALIENS AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE ON CARTOON NETWORK

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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

9AM SUNDAY, 11 MARCH, 2012 ON CARTOON NETWORK

 

The Australian Premiere of Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens will air, uninterrupted and ad free, on The Cartoon Network, Sunday 11th March at 9AM (Ben 10 Day).

 

Thanks to Cartoon Network, our members have the chance to win one of 5 Ben 10 Omnitrix watch...


Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens is the latest feature length installment, and the first ever CGI version, of the ever popular Ben 10 series which follows the adventures of Ben Tennyson, a typical kid whose life becomes very atypical when he discovers the Omnitrix, a mysterious alien weapon with the power to transform the wearer into ten different alien species.

 

After Ben 10 Ultimate Alien where Ben was age 16, Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens turn the clock back. Ten-year-old Ben Tennyson is finally back from his summer vacation, and his life is a mess! Humiliated by his teacher, harassed by bullies, grounded by his parents, and cursed with a malfunctioning Omnitrix that's vaporizing his homework, Ben jumps at the chance to get away from it all at the Total Alien Immersion training program on the far side of the galaxy. Little does Ben know that total immersion means he can never turn human again. Crashing back to earth and stuck in his alien forms, Ben becomes the target of an all-new evil alien, Mechamorph, engaging in a deadly cross-world battle, where nothing is as it seems.

 

Ben 10: Ultimate Alien will premiere around the globe on 11 March, making Australia New Zealand the first in the world to screen it.

 

Robi Stanton, General Manager, Sales and Networks, Turner International Australia says “Since the series launch in 2007, we have seen the Ben 10 phenomenon continue to grow globally. And I can say without doubt that some the series’ biggest fans are right here in Australia… We are so excited that they will be the first to see Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens! The world premiere is a huge event for both Ben 10 and Cartoon Network viewers.”

 

Cartoon Network is available on FOXTEL and AUSTAR (Channel 713).

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Beyond Home Entertainment will open the lid of Toybox adventures this July

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Join in the Fun This July (on-sale June 29 2011) with Beyond Home Entertainment as

the Toys Come Alive and the Adventures Begin!

 

Toybox
Open the lid to a fantasy world full of fun, music, learning and adventure! The bedroom door swings open and a toy box is spilled on its side in a jumble of shapes and colours. No-one is around...all is quiet...and then something magical happens - every child’s dream comes true as the toys spring to life! 

 

Childrens DVD release-Toybox: What’s In The Box DVD (Beyond Home Entertainment)

Toybox: What’s In The Box DVD 


The bedroom door swings open and a toy box is spilled on its side in a jumble of shapes and colours. No-one is around…all is quiet…and then something magical happens - every child’s dream comes true as the toys spring to life! There is a funky doll named Tina who is energetic and sporty. Her cheery friend Tom is an adventure doll who loves exploring and being creative. Patches, the cute rag doll, is shy and sensitive whilst Super Ned is a brave and excitable toy robot who loves rescuing!

 

* DVD: 1 disc *  running time: 154 minutes * SRP: $19.95 *

* Release: 29 June 2011 *

 


Childrens DVD release-Toybox: Animal Farm DVD (Beyond Home Entertainment)

Toybox: Animal Farm DVD


When the bedroom is quiet, and no-one is around... something magical happens - every child’s dream comes true as the toys spring to life! Join the fun as the toys create their own animal farm, sail the seas in a pirate ship, and discover the most beautiful butterfly they’ve ever seen. Laugh along as Tom tricks everyone with his crazy talking exercise mat. And for more excitement, take a journey underwater in the toy’s submarine or a visit the moon in their pretend rocket ship.

 

* DVD: 1 disc *  running time: 154 minutes * SRP: $19.95 *

*Release: 29 June 2011 *

 

Beyond the Baby Blues: The complete perinatal depression and anxiety handbook

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Beyond the Baby Blues by Catherine Knox, Benison O’Reilly and Seana Smith

Realease: Sept 2011 RRP: $39.95

 

Anxiety and depression related to pregnancy and childbirth is one of the most common yet least discussed medical conditions in Australia.

 

Currently 1 in 5 women will suffer from some form of perinatal depression - a condition which takes into account that depression can occur anytime from conception to 1 year old, not as previously thought by postnatal depression to occur only after the birth.

 

Beyond the Baby Blues is Australia’s first ever publication on the topic of “perinatal depression” - a condition which takes into account that depression can occur anytime from conception to 1 year old, not as popularised by the term “postnatal depression” to occur only after the birth. Hence the book marks a new era of knowledge and acceptance of this term.

 

Beyond the Baby Blues is written by experts in the field:
  • Catherine Knox - CEO of the Gidget Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that aims to promote awareness of perinatal anxiety and depression. A mother of five, Catherine experienced severe anxiety and depression before and after the birth of her second child.
  • Benison O’Reilly - pharmacist, medical writer, co-author of the Australian Autism Handbook and a mother of three.
  • Seana Smith - author of Sydney for Under Fives and co-author of the Australian Autism Handbook. She has four children and was treated for postnatal depression after the birth of her second child.
 
Beyond the Baby Blues is a mother’s essential, fully comprehensive resource to understanding and overcoming perinatal depression. They will hear the voices of mothers and fathers speaking honestly of the reality of parenting babies and children while dealing with anxiety and depression. They will also find expert advice from health professionals who are leaders in the field of perinatal anxiety and depression, including:
• a clear explanation of exactly what perinatal anxiety and depression is, and what it is not
• advice on the best therapies available
• using medication as part of your therapy
• where to start looking for help
• many stories of recovery to support and inspire you
• ideas on self-care and why it is so important

• all the resources and references you need, including financial support as you heal.

 

For more information, visit www.exislepublishing.com.au

 

Beyond's DVD releases that are perfect for kids this Christmas

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Christmas is just around the corner and with only 7 weeks left, parents are always looking for new gift ideas and fun affordable stocking stuffers.

 

In December Beyond Home Entertainment is releasing plenty of exciting new DVD titles that will surely appeal to children of all ages.

 

http://ourkidz.com.au/component/option,com_competition/Itemid,329/lang,en/Strawberry Shortcake: Summer Time
With only a few days of summer left, Strawberry Shortcake gathers all of her berry best friends together to enter a competition which could win a vacation to a tropical island! The girls excitedly pack for their vacation, but are disappointed to learn the tropical resort has been closed due to bad weather. This does not stop their fun, as they decide to create their very own Berry Bitty City style resort, complete with sand castles, surfboards and coconut palms. By working together as a team they have a more memorable vacation than they ever dreamed!
|SRP: $19.95 | Release Date: 3 December 2012 | Running Time: Apprx. 66min. | Episodes: 3 |
 
Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train: Under the Sea
Join Buddy and his family as they go on an oceanfull of underwater adventures. They meet Carla Cretoxyrhina the shark, Old Spinosaurus the grumpy dinosaur and many other characters who hang out in the surf and sea. Come and board the wondrous DINOSAUR TRAIN to travel and explore the world inhabited by these amazing creatures!
|SRP: $19.95 | Release Date: 3 December 2012 | Running Time: Apprx. 126min. | Episodes: 9 |
 
Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train: Tiny's Garden
Learn about all different types of dinosaurs with Buddy and his family! Board the wondrous DINOSAUR TRAIN to travel and explore the world inhabited by these amazing creatures.
|SRP: $19.95 | Release Date: 3 December 2012 | Running Time: Apprx. 109min. | Episodes: 9 |
 
Raa Raa The Noisy Lion: Great Big Noise
Raa Raa is a loveable little lion who enjoys having lots of noisy fun adventures! He lives in the Jingly Jangly Jungle with his friends, Zebby the zebra, Crocky the crocodile, Huffty the elephant, Ooo Ooo the monkey and Topsy the giraffe.
|SRP: $19.95 | Release Date: 3 December 2012 | Running Time: Apprx. 80min. | Episodes: 8 |
 
Strawberry Shortcake: Summer Time
With only a few days of summer left, Strawberry Shortcake gathers all of her berry best friends together to enter a competition which could win a vacation to a tropical island! The girls excitedly pack for their vacation, but are disappointed to learn the tropical resort has been closed due to bad weather. This does not stop their fun, as they decide to create their very own Berry Bitty City style resort, complete with sand castles, surfboards and coconut palms. By working together as a team they have a more memorable vacation than they ever dreamed!
|SRP: $19.95 | Release Date: 3 December 2012 | Running Time: Apprx. 66min. | Episodes: 3 |
 
Pokemon Season 14: Black & White
Ash and Pikachu are off to the distant Unova region, where they’ll face a new land, new rivals, new challenges, and all-new Pokémon! They can always count on their new friends Iris and Cilan, but Ash still needs plenty of new Pokémon on his team if he wants to beat Unova’s tournaments and Pokémon Gyms. Those aren’t the only battles Ash faces-the criminal Team Rocket trio has followed Ash to Unova with some sinister new schemes of their own! Once this Unova adventure starts, the Pokémon excitement won’t stop!
|SRP: $49.95 | Release Date: 3 December 2012 | Running Time: Apprx. 1056min. | Episodes: 48 |
 

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