ABOUT THE GAME: "Cool School: Where Peace Rules" came about when the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service asked a Human Development professor to help them design a videogame to help five to seven year old children deal with conflicts in a peaceful manner. The project relied on animators to create the visual environments, and for the professor to create scenarios that will help kids learn to resolve problems without resorting to violence. The game uses a wide variety of characters, from erasers to desks to books and basketballs, to lead players through 52 different scenarios.To learn more about the game or to play it go to http://www.rtassoc.com/gm_coolschool.html .
TIPS ON STOPPING BULLIES: This list is adapted from material on the website of the United States Health Resources and Services Administration. http://stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/
Tell an adult
Join clubs and groups where you will meet other kids
Support someone else who is being bullied
Think it's your fault.
Fight back or bully a person back.
Reply to online bullying