Un­der­cover Cody sends safety mes­sage on­line

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

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.

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