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Oct. 25: Carnegie Mellon's Information Networking Institute, Moon Area School District Unveil New Game To Make Students Cyber Safe

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Chriss Swaney                      
412-268-5776
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Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon's Information Networking Institute,
Moon Area School District Unveil New Game To Make Students Cyber Safe

EVENT: Attorney General Tom Corbett and students at J.H. Brooks Elementary School in the Moon Area School District will help demonstrate a new interactive cyber safety game created by Carnegie Mellon's Information Networking Institute (INI) and Carnegie Mellon CyLab. In the game, children enter a cyber academy to take on missions that teach them how to secure cyberspace by fighting Internet criminals such as Elvirus and MC Spammer. Children get points for completing the missions and teaching other cadets what they learn about cyber threats. They can use those points to buy virtual items to decorate virtual dorm rooms. President Bush's strategy to secure the nation's cyberspace is the impetus for the game, according to INI Director Dena Haritos Tsamitis. The game's companion Web site, which features interactive learning activities related to Internet safety, will also be unveiled at the elementary school demo.
 
WHEN: 11  - 11:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 26.

WHERE: J.H. Brooks Elementary School, 1720 Hassam Road, Moon Township, Pa.

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