Clearwater, FL (August 30, 2019) – The Center for Cyber Safety and Education is pleased to announce thatGarfield’s Cyber Safety Adventures has been honored with a 2019 Academics’ Choice Smart Media Award, a prestigious seal of educational quality, reserved only for the best mind-building media and toys.
The independent Academics’ Choice Awards program and its seal of excellence are recognized worldwide by consumers and educational institutions as a mark of genuinely effective learning tools that stimulate the mind and provide potential for the student to fully develop higher order thinking skills. Entries are judged by category, subject area, and grade level, and evaluated based on standardized criteria rooted in constructivist learning theory.
One of the Academics’ Choice Awards Reviewer remarked, “The Educator’s Kit is an excellent resource for teaching young students cyber safety, social skills, social situations, awareness, reading, and critical thinking.”
Garfield’s Cyber Safety Adventures Educator Kits include cartoons, comic books, posters, trading cards, and stickers that show Garfield and friends tackling cyber safety issues such as privacy, the dangers of posting online, online etiquette, cyberbullying, and more.
Patrick Craven, Center director, commented, “We are very excited and honored to have been selected for this prestigious award. Already over 100,000 cyber safety lessons have been delivered by Garfield around the world and as a nonprofit organization, being recognized for the work we are doing to make it a safer cyber world for children is invaluable.”
Another reviewer observed, “There is a very clear message of what statements are appropriate and which are not and why. The repetition and multiple activities really make it stick and allow the kids to process, evaluate and know more socially appropriate ways to have fun and show excitement and friendliness over the internet.”
About Academics’ Choice™:
Academics’ Choice™ helps consumers find exceptional brain-boosting material. Academics’ Choice is the only international awards program designed to bring increased recognition to publishers, manufacturers, independent authors and developers that aim to stimulate cognitive development. A volunteer panel of product-appropriate judges, including parents, educators, scientists, artists, doctors, nurses, librarians, students and children, evaluate submissions based on educational benefits such as higher-order thinking skills, character building, creative play, durability and originality. Only the genuine “mind-builders” are recognized with the coveted Academics’ Choice Award™.
About Center for Cyber Safety and Education
The Center for Cyber Safety and Education (Center), is a non-profit charitable trust committed to making the cyber world a safer place for everyone. The Center works to ensure that people across the globe have a positive and safe experience online through their educational programs, scholarships, and research. Visit www.IAmCyberSafe.org.