Internet Security and Safety Learning via an Innovative Educational Game
American Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering
Volume 3, Issue 4, December 2019, Pages: 84-87
Received: Nov. 13, 2019;
Accepted: Nov. 23, 2019;
Published: Dec. 4, 2019
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Dora Puselj, Department of Telecommunications, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Marin Vukovic, Department of Telecommunications, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Mia Suhanek, Department of Electroacoustics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
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Nowadays, Internet safety is a very important topic in order to avoid unwanted consequences of various dangers, attacks and frauds. The Internet has over 3.5 billion users today and unfortunately Internet frauds and different types of attack have such a rapid increase that they are currently the most common form of crime. Some of the everyday possible threats to Internet users are frauds with unexpected cash winnings, frauds when buying or selling goods, false personation and personal information theft. Education and knowledge of certain internet safety measures are the first step to achieve at least a basic level of Internet safety. The aim of this paper is to make it easier and more fun to learn about Internet security and ways to protect your data. Thus, we propose an educational game for learning about the fundamentals of Internet safety through interaction with other characters and solving different problems. The proposed game is called Internet safety and it is implemented in the Unity game engine. It contains three levels and it is played by controlling the main character who solves problems and tries to find out the way to reach the next level or finish the game. The problems that need to be solved are some of the most common frauds and dangers possible to encounter while using the Internet.
Internet Security, Internet Safety, User Data, Educational Game, Unity
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Internet Security and Safety Learning via an Innovative Educational Game, American Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering. Special Issue: Smart Cities – Innovative Approaches.
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