Are there video games to fight cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying has become a scourge in many schools around the world. There are currently several tools and platforms to combat this type of persecution, although the novelty is in the video game ‘Connected’.

Video games have become a hobby for many young people, but many parents wonder if video games can be educational and the answer is yes. So much so that there are video games to fight cyberbullying.

Cyberbullying is a persecution suffered by many children and adolescents. These actions are difficult to detect by teachers and parents because they are carried out on social networks. We have seen how these types of behaviors happen on work platforms.

Currently there are several platforms that help those young people who are affected by this type of behavior in the classroom and outside them. Now the novelty is in the development of video games to combat these types of behaviors that happen in many classrooms and outside them.

‘Connected’: turn the player into a victim

The most common in a video game is that the protagonist is the hero of the plot and defeat his alter ego, but in this case it does not happen.

Connected is a project that has been developed by the e-UCM research group of the Complutense University of Madrid and the purpose of this title is that the player can empathize in such situations to give visibility to cyberbullying cases.

This video game tells the story of a student who begins his first day of class at a new institute. At that moment the protagonist begins to suffer situations of bullying and cyberbullying by a classmate and the player will see how this type of persecution extends as time passes.

This game is aimed at young people between 12 and 17 years old and is available for computers with Windows and Linux operating systems.

Fight against cyberbullying

Many developers are immersed in the creation of video games to combat cyberbullying. An example is the Cybereduca 2.0 project that was developed by researchers from the Isabel I University and the University of the Basque Country, the objective of this title was the prevention of bullying and awareness of the need to break the silence before such acts .

As you can see, technology provides us with tools with the aim of ending cyberbullying.

From BlogThinkBig we recommend to our young readers that in this type of situation they should inform an adult or an authority and thus take appropriate measures.

Another recommendation is that of proper use of social networks, that is, not to publish personal data and in case of receiving inappropriate messages block the sending user.

For parents who read us, we recommend the use of parental control services so that the smallest of the house do not access inappropriate social networks.

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