It’s a story of friendship and responsibility online. You can get it for free by either downloading the pdf version or ordering a free A4 size hard copy here .
Childnet International have produced a terrific story book for young children which I also use with upper primary/lower middle years age children too. Microsoft have just funded a large print run and it’s well worth obtaining a copy.
Written by Lindsay Buck and beautifully illustrated by Ciara Flood it is a cautionary tale with ‘A Christmas Carol’ undertones. It tells the story of Digiduck who has several best friends and who can’t wait for an Proud.pig’s birthday party. The evening before he is tempted to forward a silly photograph of his buddy Proud.pig to his social network of online friends but Wise_owl intervenes and helps Digiduck consider the consequences of his actions.
We need more literature like this at home and school to prompt thought and discussion. I use it regularly at primary parent or staff cybersafety meetings.