Using LEGO to teach your kids about online safety

Talking to your young kids about online safety can be tough. I saw this article on Lifehacker and  I thought it was neat.

LEGO has created three free activities with multiple imaginative characters for kids to build; each character represents the positive and negative experiences kids may have online.  You don’t need to buy specific LEGO packs to build these characters—you can use any bricks you already have. You can try to make your builds match LEGO’s versions as closely as you can, or simply use them as inspiration to create your own versions of a “chatterbox,” a “multiplayer” or a “giggler” while also tackling topics like managing screen time, in-game purchases, phishing, scamming, bullying and privacy.

You can find printable PDFs of all three types of “online explorers,” as well as all the nefarious “watch-out” characters on LEGO’s Build and Talk website.  Or check out the full article on