Usability and feasibility of an internet-based virtual pedestrian environment to teach children to cross streets safely

Injuries to child pedestrians can be prevented worldwide. Individual training in real-world or large virtual environments is often costly. This study examines an internet-based game that can be used to teach children safe pedestrian behavior. Children aged seven and eight participated by taking part in the game and completing a brief survey. The children were able to understand and engage with the game, suggesting that it is a feasible way to teach safe street-crossing behavior to children. An internet program is low-cost and easy to distribute.

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  • Accession Number: 01527267
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 24 2014 12:28PM