Triple Zero Kids Challenge

Ambulance Tasmania

Triple Zero Kids Challenge

By playing games and solving mysteries, kids can learn about getting help and what happens when you call Triple Zero. Along the way they will meet the "Zeros" as they are guided step by step through the game.

Play the Triple Zero Kids' Challenge

Click here to go to the Triple Zero Kids' Challenge website.

Notes for Parents & Teachers

This game is provided by the Federal Government and the the Triple Zero Awareness Work Group. It is designed for children of kindergarten and primary school age and consists of nine safety scenarios. The estimated game-play time is one hour, but can be played in shorter intervals.

The Game has 'closed captions' for those players who do not have a sound card, cannot use their computer's audio or who may have hearing difficulties. Just click on the icon in the top right-hand corner of each game scenario to activate closed captions.

The game relies on narrative and voice-prompts. As such, competing PC noise in a computer classroom can detract from the experience. If available, the use of earphones for each computer will assist. In the event that earphones are not available, using a projector and a central game-play with one computer, using the closed captions option in the game or greater separation of players are all viable alternatives.

On starting the game, the children will be asked to enter their postcode. You can assist by having this available to them. At the beginning of the game, children will see a scrolling 'credit screen' of logos of supporting emergency services and agencies. Please assure them that this is normal. You might challenge them to identify the ones applicable to their area.

Successful completion of a safety scenario generates a 'reward' for children in the form of a print-out or certificate. Please ensure that these can be printed for the children from the computers they are using.

Please encourage the children to play the game from home also. Those living in culturally and linguistically diverse households are good conduits of information back to their families. The game is also available to be played in a number of other languages including Hindi, Vietnamese, Chinese (Mandarin), Thai, Arabic and Sudanese (Dinka). This selection is made when entering the game through a menu at the top right hand corner of the screen.

We recommend that you use the full-screen feature to help minimise the chance of players unintentionally exiting the game.