Children’s Safety Education Model through Child-Friendly Games

Evi Widowati, Rulita Hendriyani, Efa Nugroho, Axel Lee Wye Qin

Abstract

Children are vulnerable to potential hazards from their environment because of their
cognitive, psychological and social developments are in immature stages. Formal education
is still lacking in teaching safety concepts for children, hence a fun educational
media for children is needed so that children can learn through child-friendly educative
games. Because of that develop a fun child safety education model is important to
improve children’s knowledge on the importance of safety, so that children can easily
understand how to implement safety values in their life. We used Research and Development
(R&D) level 1 design to develop children’s safety education game, which consisted
of five stages, started from the data collection up to assess the product effectiveness. The
result was a “snake and ladders of safety” game as safety education media for children.
We presented 12 pictures in “snake and ladders of safety” game. This research was conducted
on year 2017. Based on the game evaluation, the highest average pretest score
was 37.9 and the average posttest score increased to 65.5, hence there was an increase of
knowledge on safety by 73.1%. It can be concluded that this game can increase children’s
knowledge on safety.

Keywords

children, game, safety

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