New online research released today, Oct. 12, by Disney’s Club Penguin reveals that over nine out of ten UK parents surveyed believe the Internet creates incredible learning opportunities for kids.
However, more than three in five parents would welcome more guidance on how to help their children get the best out of the web.
In response to this research, the global virtual world for kids, has launched Club Penguin’s Guide to the Wonderful World of the Web. Written by parents for parents, the guide aims to help them use the internet as a tool to foster their children’s love of learning.
Bringing together contributors from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, including BBC presenters Gabby Logan and Neil Oliver, MP Zac Goldsmith and child blogging star Martha Payne, author of NeverSeconds, Club Penguin’s Guide to the Wonderful World of the Web could prove to be that invaluable resource that parents are seeking for online inspiration, says Disney.
The eight chapters of Club Penguin’s Guide to the Wonderful World of the Web will be released in stages over the coming months via http://www.disney.co.uk/clubpenguin.
Parents will be able to comment, post and feedback on the report – creating a place where parents can hear from their peers best experiences and ideas. Additional contributors include child psychologist Laverne Antrobus and CEO of Childnet International, Will Gardner.
The online research, conducted by YouGov, with more than 2000 parents also revealed that 70% of parents surveyed wish the Internet had been invented when they were growing up.
Disney’s Club Penguin is a virtual world for children. Created seven years ago by three dads looking for a safe place for their children to play, Club Penguin provides a safe and secure online environment, with its imaginative play environment, word filtering technology and live moderation.
Today, Club Penguin is claimed to be the largest virtual world for kids aged 6 to 12 in Europe and around the world.
Photo courtesy: Disney’s Club Penguin