Charity uses Minecraft to keep kids safe

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A charity has launched itself into the virtual world of Minecraft.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) wants kids addicted to the game to take part in a “Beach Builder Challenge” where they can have fun and also learn how to stay safe around water this summer.

Available to play from 1 August, the challenge has been created by the RNLI to teach children about beach safety at a time when many will be visiting the coast during school summer holidays.

The RNLI has included a Beach Island Adventure, which means as well as being able to create epic beaches, creative youngsters are also tasked with completing four levels of the adventure.

They are based on the charity’s Stay SAFE acronym: Spot the dangers, take Advice, stay close to a Friend or family member, learn what to do in an Emergency.

RNLI’s community safety product manager, Bridie Appleby-Gunnill, said: “This is a fun and interactive game for 7–14 year olds to play during the summer holidays. We really hope the challenges will help Minecraft users visiting the beach this summer put their newly acquired beach safety knowledge into reality, and have fun while staying SAFE.”

To register your child for the RNLI Minecraft challenge, email


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