I have written here and here before about the topic of bullying. Bullying is an on going problem in and out of school. So, I was especially encouraged to read there is a new computer game called Fear Not that is being piloted in Europe. The player takes on the role of an invisible friend of someone who is being bullied and helps his friend by discussing possible solutions and ways of coping. The advice the player gives affects the victim.
I like the role playing aspect of the game because it allows kids to explore strategies for dealing with the issue of bullying safely in the virtual world and then use the successful strategies in the actual world.
Some other posts about bullying
Cyberbullying Part 1– relational aggression
Enjoyed reading this post? Subscribe to Teachers at Risk.