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Reviewed by Susan van der Walt for Readers' Favorite
Based on actual experiences with her own children, Zinet Kemal uses Oh, No... Hacked Again to teach children about online safety. The Covid 19 pandemic restricted many outdoor activities for children, leading to them spending more time online - either for school projects or playing games. Children can be naive and haven't developed the ability yet to make good decisions. It leaves them open to phishing attacks and clicking on unsafe links. Zinet Kemal teaches children essential guidelines to stay safe online, like never sharing their online details and using two-factor authentication to secure their accounts. But she also stresses that online 'friends' are actually strangers and shouldn't be trusted.
I loved the illustrations by Sasha Izmaylova and the coloring book based on the story that parents can get for their children. Coloring the pictures will help children remember the valuable rules for online safety. I could identify with Elham - the sense of loss and shame she felt when she got hacked and her reluctance to tell her parents about it. She learned that you can't always recover a hacked account, and she should always ask her parents for help if she is unsure about websites and links she encounters. Learning these lessons as children will help them stay safe as adults when so much more is at stake and may even inspire them to pursue a career in cybersecurity. Oh, No... Hacked Again is ideal for middle-graders who will identify with the characters and learn essential facts about online safety.