Published on February 7th, 2023 | by Andrew Bistak

Xbox Launches Minecraft Education’s Privacy-Themed Learning Experience for Safer Internet Day

For Safer Internet Day on February 7, Xbox published a Wire blog today highlighting its plans to celebrate the moment used to educate communities about the importance of safety, privacy and security when online. At Xbox, the protection of players is a top priority and teams are constantly exploring innovative and creative ways to educate parents, kids and teenagers about the necessity of safety practices.

Xbox is excited to announce that Minecraft Education is releasing Privacy Prodigy, a learning experience designed to teach teenagers about personal data and how to make informed decisions about who should have access to it and why.

At this time, Xbox is also highlighting how its online communities are looked after through the help of Two Hat’s AI and human insights-powered platform Community Sift, which filters content within text, images and video. Language and culture specialists – native speakers who understand formal and informal language in addition to cultural and regional idioms – build, curate and maintain the language data that helps Community Sift determine what language is offensive and what is simply gaming lingo or part of one’s culture. For example, a phrase, emoji or set of numbers might be innocent and on the typical side of everyday lingo in one locale but mean something strikingly different elsewhere.

Please find the blog here, which also includes snackable tips for families to stay safe while they game, as well as more details on Xbox’s commitments.

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When he's not trying to save the world, Andrew enjoys travel (although loathes turbulence), going to the movies, reading and being a dad to his two dogs (and now twins) with his wife.

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