In this episode: “Is everything on the Internet true, and what is a virus?” are some of the questions addressed by the much-loved character Ruff Ruffman, in this animated video from RUFF RUFFMAN: HUMBLE MEDIA GENIUS. With his uniquely comical style, Ruff helps guide students in responsibly navigating the twenty-first century skill of using online technology.
With generous support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, WGBH has launched Ruff Ruffman: Humble Media Genius, an innovative broadband media-literacy pilot project for kids 6-11, designed to help them and their parents navigate their way through today’s technology-saturated world. And it’s all hosted by WGBH’s own Ruff Ruffman, the orange dog with the big personality!
So far over 58 million videos have been streamed across apps, Web sites, YouTube, and over-the-top services including Roku, AppleTV, FireTV, AndroidTV, YouTube and Chromecast.
Direction, Storyboarding and Animation by Flaming Medusa.
The project is a winner of a Parents’ Choice Gold Award.