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Teach Empathy Through Gaming


Toronto, ON, Canada

Because people will often forget what you say and even what you do, but they don't forget how you made them feel. When someone is bullied, it is all too often deeply traumatic. Empathy is an emotional skill that promotes understanding and effectively diffuses confrontational situations--and Healthy Minds Canada is building a mobile game to teach it.

HMC has developed a prototype for the game, but need additional funding to continue development, so has turned to the crowd via Indiegogo.

“The content of the game is being written and designed by people who have lived through experiences. It’s young people who have come through, have been bullied and are now the agents of change,” says Healthy Minds Canada’s Katie Robinette. “It’s all fun--the user might actually forget that they’re playing a game about a subject matter that is quite sensitive.”

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