Teens use anti-bullying video game in classroom

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on February 7, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 7 at 9:25 AM

SPOKANE—Local school districts are using a new resource to try and stop bullying amongst teenagers.  With the help of a video game, they hope to teach teenagers tolerance and acceptance.

Web Wise Kids is making the rounds at school to teach others about the game.  Joy Davis, 13, is helping teach schools about “It’s Your Call” after her own experience with bullying.

The eighth grader recently transferred schools to help escape bullies.  Last year, Davis said she was threatened after witnessing a friend get beat up.  She added she couldn’t focus on school and the bullying affected her grades.

Davis said it really makes the users think what it’s like to be a bully and to be bullied.

The game is based on real-life scenarios in and out of school, as well as, online.  Verizon granted $20,000 to Web Wise Kids so the group can introduce it to schools across the region.

Spokane school administrators are learning about the program this week and will then take it back to their respective schools.
 

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