Google India on Monday announced a fun, yet educational summer campaign — #SummerWithGoogle, aiming kids and parents to become responsible explorers of the web.
This June, Google will host an interactive summer camp across the country and the road to the summer camp will include four assignments, an official statement said.
As part of the campaign, Google will entrust kids to perform a variety of activities that will keep them engaged throughout their summer vacations and will release one assignment every week for four weeks.
The assignment ranges from exploring the country that is home to all the Pandas in the world on Google Earth, to saying ‘Gracias’ and ‘Por Favor’ as they learn phrases in Spanish and other languages on Google Translate, to taking dramatic virtual tours of museums to make their own gallery on Google Arts & Culture; and ultimately building their very own app to share their summer experience.
Each assignment will also carry questions on the four fundamental codes of being Internet awesome and teach the young internet explorers a lesson or two on how to be — Internet Smart, Internet Alert, Internet Strong, Internet Kind and Internet Brave, the statement said.
Taking the efforts on-ground,Google has also partnered with ‘Kidzania” to set-up a “Summer with Google’ experience zone where kids will be encouraged to take a virtual tour and learn about the essentials of being safe on the Internet.
“As a parent myself, it has always been a challenge for me to engage my kids meaningfully, summer after summer. And the struggle is real for many more parents,” said Sunita Mohanty, Director, Trust and Safety, Google India.
“Therefore, we partnered with our product leaders to bring parents, a series of activities they can do along with their kids to make this a memorable summer,” she added.
On completing the tasks, upto 100 kids and their parents or guardian, from across the country will get the opportunity to attend the summer camp with Google at Google Gurgaon or Hyderabad office, where they will get the first-hand experience of Google technology, indulge in fun activities and participate in quizzes.
“The entire campaign will combine real world projects with virtual learning experiences and will equip kids with the right digital skills so when they return to school post this summer, they are Internet Awesome,” Ms Mohanty noted.
The assignments can be accessed on #SummerWithGoogle website and Google’s social media, the statement added