‘Master your web’, an inclusive game by Lille that helps 9-13 year olds create and manage their YouTube channel

This new free online video game will be of great interest to teachers, educators and librarians. And the children of course! We tell you why.

The game “Master your web”, conducted on a computer or tablet, aims to support 9-13 year olds in their understanding of media and social networks. A game for everyone, with or without disabilities. Its creators, the Signes de sens association in Lille, insist on its inclusive aspect through LSF (French Sign Language), voice-over and subtitling.

The aim is to teach children to prepare themselves for the creation and publication of video content on the Internet by confronting all the problems caused by the Internet and social networks: sources, copyright, management of comments, respect for privacy .. Being well informed In order to be better informed, logic is unstoppable.

Through an interactive and collaborative video journey, “Master your web” enables children to emerge from isolation when confronted with the big questions they may have about their online presence. The animation that can accompany the game (dialogues, debates) makes it possible to refine the learning and reflection on the universe of Youtubers, whose children, today as in the television past, are daily users.

This online learning game is aimed equally at schools and media libraries as well as at medical-social, social and educational structures. The game can be played at school, in the media library, but also at home.

We want to inspire young people to produce and act on social media while giving them the key not to take risks.

Simon Houriez

Director of Signes de sens

Video length: 01min 24

Rule Your Web: Media and Information Education


During the game, participants follow the journey of a young girl, Emmy, who wants to share her passion for video games by creating a channel on YouTube. As he prepares his project, players help him overcome obstacles: knowing which sources to use, verifying information, or protecting his privacy. Emmy’s character is portrayed by Winona Guyona young deaf actress by birth who also plays one of the main characters of the 5th season of SKAM on France TV Slash.

Master your web is a course in six consecutive video modules: building a working format, citing your sources, managing comments, using third party content and respecting copyrights, promoting your channel and managing your followers.

At the end of each module, a mini quiz allows to check the correct understanding of the topics and to validate the transition to the next level. The quiz is also an opportunity for facilitators (teachers, educators, librarians) to organize a time for discussion and expression of opinion.

The course can be completed in one session (about 45 minutes) or in a lively session from 1:30 to 2:00, giving priority to collaboration and debate between the participants to encourage reflection and learning to complete individual participants. A fifteen-page moderator’s guide (PDF) allows you to quickly discover the creators’ universe, the game’s framework, and resources to prepare for the game as a group.

The game was developed with the support ofAnne CordierResearchers in information and communication sciences and validated by 250 young people with or without disabilities and professionals.

Sebastian SellierDevelopment manager of the association, presents the game as “Media and information literacy tool for children in cycle 3, accessible to all, with or without disabilities.

“Master your web” is an inclusive game, like all Signes de sens projects. The game, based on motivating children to produce online videos, raises their awareness of LSF while opening them up to inclusive citizenship.

Tuesday, March 29, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.mthe association organizes a webinar (free) to discover the game Master your web.

“Maître ton web” is the latest creation of the Signes de sens association, founded in 2003 in Lille. The association employs 26 staff and brings together around twenty volunteers in its education systems to improve access to information, reading and learning for children and adults with hearing impairments or disabilities.

Signes de sens laid its foundations around LSF, particularly through theatrical creation, and then developed broader programs around learning and reading, in collaboration with educational centers, IMEs (medical-educational institutes) and media libraries of the region, for audiences of people with cognitive disabilities , sensory, intellectual or psychological disabilities.

Signes de sens is also the origin of diverse and always innovative projects, such as ELIXthe French LSF dictionary on video (50,000 words and characters online) or ben and koalaa series dedicated to early learning, developed with the CRA (Centre Resources Autismes) and which, since 2014, has reached more than 25,000 users through an app, a website and a Youtube channel (1 million videos viewed) or apps Has museums +entertaining educational courses in videos (in LSF, with subtitles and with voice-over) developed in three museums, including the Palais des Beaux Arts in Lille.

At the end of 2021, the association broadcast on YouTube a 5-episode mini-series on inventions born of disability that have revolutionized the world (SMS, synthesizers, vegetable peelers, etc.). “Disability changes the world”co-financed by the France Télévisions Foundation and filmed on the premises of France 3 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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