Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?
Children are more digitally connected than ever before, one-quarter of American children going online daily. Spending so much time in the virtual world, children's development of life skills stagnates. Moreover, exposure to negative online content and digital addiction can stunt children's social, emotional, and physical development. While regulations exist, production of harmful content is faster, and children's minds fill with degrading thoughts and images.
Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!
Infollution Zero establishes new ethical standards for young children online, teaching responsible digital citizenship. With its flagship iZ Hero program, Infollution Zero teaches young children ages 6 to 13 the value of courage, empathy, and self-awareness in their digital activities. Using various storytelling and play platforms, including comic books, online and offline missions involving parents, web-based learning games, interactive exhibitions, and children's social networks, iZ Hero is a trans-media experience that reinforces empathy and discipline. As such, with Infollution Zero, young children gain an understanding of how they may act civically in both ‘real’ and ‘virtual’ realms based on their own instinctive moral judgment.