Among the resources available on the site are:
* A "virtual tour" through a 3-D animation of the heart. Kids can earn points by playing video games and taking interactive quizzes.
* The "World of Hearts", where users create unique avatars, track and compare their scores with others, and view profiles and testimonies of other participants.
* A downloadable playlist of 100-beat-per-minute songs (100 beats per minute is the correct rate for chest compressions during CPR).
* Free printable stickers, T-shirt decals, stationary, downloadable widgets and wallpapers.
"Be the Beat is helping to create the next generation of lifesavers by empowering teens and tweens to act when they see someone suddenly collapse," said Michael Sayre, M.D., chair of the American Heart Association's Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee. "Sadly, far too many people are dying from cardiac arrest. We want this campaign to inspire people to help save lives."
By increasing the number of people who know proper CPR/AED - an giving them the confidence to respond in an emergency - Be the Beat will help to give more cardiac arrest victims a better chance at life.