Help Protect Your
Most Important People
DART develops tools to help people
recognize and navigate scams.
Online Scams Are On the Rise, Creating Losses of Over A Billion Dollars A Year
We’ve Created an Innovative and Effective Way
to Bring That Number Down
Online deception disproportionately targets older adults twice as much as the next nearest age group. The Deception Awareness and Resilience Training (DART) platform helps older adults recognize threats and scams and protect themselves and their loved ones. A collaboration between researchers, game designers, and community organizations, the DART platform and content are tailored to make it accessible, relevant, and engaging for those most at risk.
While the platform is currently geared toward older adults, it is intentionally designed to be adapted for other users, such as communities that speak English as a second language, corporate training programs, caregivers, students, and more.
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Currently, DART consists of a mobile game and a learning platform tailored to older adults.
Impactful Education Made
Easy and Entertaining
DeepCover is a group of mini-games meant to engage and entertain users while also enabling them to better identify and avoid online scams.
DeepCover has been packaged as a spy game, where the player solves a series of puzzles to advance in the game–all loosely fitting the theme of protecting others from an evil organization called SCAMM (the Society for Covert Attacks and Mass Manipulation). Through compelling and well-designed gameplay, and built-in incentives to learn more about the subject matter through game scenarios and linked resources, the player who advances becomes much better informed about and therefore safer from real-life deceptions.
This learning is reinforced through interactive activities, quizzes and realistic simulations of online scam scenarios.
Play. Practice. Protect.
DART Learn is the part of the platform consisting of in-depth educational content and programming. Using leading edge instructional design and current, compelling research, it leads the user to a greater understanding of the severity of the problem, the nature of the scams themselves, and how to identify–and therefore avoid–them.
This learning is tested and reinforced through quizzes and DeepCover mini-games, and then further put to the test in realistic simulations of online scam scenarios.