Sites That Help Kids Appreciate Differences

It's so easy for people to mistrust others because they seem different. These thoughtful sites and online games challenge kids to understand and accept different people and viewpoints.

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SesameStreet.org

age 4+

Brought to you by the letter "F" -- for fun.

URL: https://www.sesamestreet.org (2008)
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BrainPOP Jr.

age 5+

Awesome educational animation to explore, for a fee.

URL: https://jr.brainpop.com/ (2011)
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Oh Noah!

age 6+

Learn Spanish along with title character, mistakes and all.

URL: http://pbskids.org/noah/index.html (2012)
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National Geographic Education

age 8+

Rich resource preps kids to be conscientious citizens.

URL: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/ (2013)
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Mission US: Flight to Freedom

age 10+

Riveting sim where choices decide fate of enslaved teen.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2012)
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Mission US: A Cheyenne Odyssey

age 10+

History adventure challenges kids to make difficult choices.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2013)
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Quandary

age 12+

Decision-making sim shows that choices have shades of gray.

URL: https://www.quandarygame.org/ (2013)
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YourCommonwealth

age 12+

A global community of civic-minded young people.

URL: http://www.yourcommonwealth.org (2012)
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Bystander Revolution

age 13+

Anti-bullying site is noble, limited by YouTube reliance.

URL: http://www.bystanderrevolution.org/ (2015)
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Half the Sky Movement: The Game

age 13+

Empowering sim explores women's issues and activism.

Platforms: Facebook (2013)
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KidSpirit Online

age 13+

Cool platform lets kids ask life's deeper questions.

URL: http://www.kidspiritonline.com (2014)
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Proud2BMe

age 13+

Fab community, resources on positive body image for teens.

URL: http://proud2bme.org (2014)