More than 1.7 million children and youths live in Switzerland. They undergo a tremendous development before they are grown up. Especially the time as a primary school pupil between the ages of six and 12 is a formative period, because the little ones experience a number of firsts during that time. They experience the first day in school, they make their way to school on their own and at some point they do so on a bicycle.
To ensure that they are using the road confidently and manoeuvre safely through traffic, it is crucial to prepare them for it. They should practise rules, learn skills and build expert knowledge. MobileKids provides support for teachers and parents in this process. Together we teach the next generation how to be safe on the way to and from school and we have been doing so since back in 2001. In our global project, we teach children in a playful way what is important in traffic. We achieve this with six modules, each using exercises, games, questionnaires and know-how to focus on individual focal topics such as "Seeing and being seen" or "Riding your bike on the road". The material is now also available in Switzerland on the kiknet platform. The online portal offers access to over 180 lessons.