Teach children how to call Triple Zero (000)


Teach your children how to ring Triple 000 in a life threatening emergency or when parents are incapacitated. Teaching your children how to cope in an emergency and how to dial Triple 000 could save a life. A useful online resource is the Triple Zero kids' challenge, a game designed for children of kindergarten and primary school age that covers nine safety scenarios. The estimated game-play time is one hour, but can be played in shorter intervals.

The Game has 'closed captions' for those players who do not have a sound card, cannot use their computer's audio, or who may have hearing difficulties. Just click on the icon in the top right-hand corner of each game scenario to activate closed captions.

For Teachers

The game relies on narrative and voice-prompts. As such, competing PC noise in a computer classroom can detract from the experience. If available, the use of earphones for each computer will assist. In the event that earphones are not available, using a projector and a central game-play with one computer, using the closed captions option in the game, or greater separation of players are all viable alternatives.

First, children will be asked to enter their postcode. You can assist by having this available to them. At the beginning of the game, children will see a scrolling 'credit screen' of logos of supporting emergency services and agencies. You might challenge them to identify the ones applicable to Queensland.