Naaya is a game-based social learning, assessment and interactive entertainment product for kids K-5 that teaches global studies, digital citizenship and 21st century skills through immersive virtual, rich media and shared community experiences.
Naaya is the first company to develop an integrated social, learning, entertainment and digital commerce platform that seamlessly connect schools, teachers, kids, and parents.
Naaya’s commitment to empowering schools, teachers and parents to better come together and teach their kids in a safe, secure, legally compliant service is earning it trust, praise and support from important facets of the education, non-profit and digital industries.
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Powered by its proprietary Vedas™ technology platform, Naaya provides kids, teachers, students, parents and brands with a means to actively interact with each other in a highly integrated, safe and secure manner that drives students’ education and enjoyment of the world they live in.
Naaya teaches the skills necessary for the 21st century, combined with a discrete focus on building the 5 C’s: Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Character. The Vedas™ platform provides innovative support systems and analytical tools to help students master the multi-dimensional abilities required of them as they become truly global digital citizens.
Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps parents and teachers understand what children of the 21st Century should know to use technology appropriately. It prepares our children for a world where technology is ubiquitous, and interacting with it appropriately is part of being a responsible Digital Citizen. Too often we are seeing students as well as adults misusing and abusing technology but not sure what to do. More than a teaching tool, it helps focus on the appropriate use of technology in a growing global community.
Global Studies, in the broadest definition are the academic study of political, economic, social and cultural relationships of the world. Learning outcomes for the global studies vary, depending on the institute’s objectives. However, Naaya focuses on the following outcomes that students are expected to develop over the duration of study. These include:
Many children are skilled navigators of the Internet. They are comfortable using computers and are fascinated by the information and images that can be explored at the click of a mouse.
The Internet offers children and youth tremendous opportunities to explore new ideas, visit foreign lands, meet other children, and participate in challenging games. But like the real world, aspects of the virtual world can be harmful to children.
Web sites collect significant amounts of personal information from children. By asking children to register with the site, join a kids’ club, enter a contest, or fill out a questionnaire, these sites can compile names, addresses, favorite activities and commercial products. This information then is used to create customer lists, which may be sold to brokers who, in turn, sell them to other businesses.
Parents, teachers and other guardians cannot always be on hand to prevent children and youth from visiting web sites with harmful or objectionable content. Nor can they always be available to discuss with children what they are encountering in the online world.
The World of Naaya will be fully compliant with COPPA and provide parents, teachers, and administrators tools and alerts that constantly monitor and protect our children from messaging, interaction, or the collection of personal information.