Be a buddy not a bully - Two educational games to help prevent bullying in Schools

Simone Kriglstein, Fabian Hengstberger, Florian Fribert, Katharina Stiehl, Beate Schrank, Alexander Pfeiffer, Thomas Wernbacher, Günter Wallner

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Bullying can have various negative short and long-term consequences for adolescents. With online technology expanding the occasions for bullying, developing solutions to prevent bullying and cyberbullying has become even more pressing. We have developed two prototypes of educational games to raise awareness of the consequences of bullying among adolescents by putting them into the role of a bystander. The two games differed in the form of gameplay: one allowed for explorative play while the other used a linear narrative. We report on first results obtained by evaluating both games in classrooms and reflect on how integrating such games into a classroom context can be beneficial.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI PLAY 2020 - Extended Abstracts of the 2020 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450375870
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2020
Event7th ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, CHI PLAY 2020 - Virtual, Online, Canada
Duration: 2 Nov 20204 Nov 2020


Conference7th ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, CHI PLAY 2020
CityVirtual, Online
OtherVirtual event
Internet address


  • Awareness
  • Bullying
  • Classroom
  • Educational games

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