Undercover Cody sends safety message online
Exciting developments are in store to celebrate the Cancer Society’s SunSmart mascot, Undercover Cody’s, 10th birthday.
Kids will soon be swiping, tapping and sharing SunSmart creations on a fun and educational mission to master the ever-important slip, slop, slap and wrap message.
Following an updated Undercover Cody website, the free-to-download Undercover app has been launched by the Cancer Society today.
The new app, which appears free in the App store as Undercover, is based on a virtual take of the paper dress-up doll game, one which every parent will fondly remember.
Using the app through an iphone or ipad, children are invited to slip SunSmart clothes, slop sunscreen, slap a hat and wrap sunglasses on to Undercover Cody.
Users will have a choice of wardrobe and accessories to allow for individual style and to keep loved ones safe in the sun they will be able to email them their creation with a personal reminder to be SunSmart.
However, as fashionable as the outfit may be, if it doesn’t follow all four SunSmart rules, users will not complete the game.
As well as the app, improvements to Undercover Cody’s current website include a new interactive game.
Using the app and website children will learn to become responsible for their own SunSmart behaviour.
Cancer Society spokeswoman Rachael Mounsey said: ‘‘ We are keen to embrace new trends and offer leading-edge resources so that children, parents and teachers will enjoy learning the vital SunSmart messages.’’
In addition to the website and app, Undercover Cody’s 10th year celebration includes a free roadshow in more than 150 primary schools in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty in November.
Children will be introduced to the app and new website at the roadshow.
For more information on Undercover Cody please visit under covercody.co.nz.