This game aims at raising awareness about Bullying in Egypt. I wanted to raise awareness about the seriousness of the issue as it truly affects many young children and can have some serious complications in the development of their personalities and sometimes, in extreme cases, can result in people taking their lives. It’s an issue faced not only by students at school, but by adults as well. Bullying affects not only the one bullied, but the bully himself as well as the bystanders. It’s the responsibility of the parents, the school and the peers to help stop the bullying. There are many ways that help overcome the effect of bullying, however, one must understand first the whole story and take it step by step. As any wrong action or advice given could very easily worsen the situation.
Primary and secondary research were conducted. Some of the situations mentioned happened in real life, secondary research is provided to back up these situations. I got the situations by talking to a mother whose child was bullied at school.
The player will take the role of Sarah. Sarah is the mother of two children Youssef (13 years old) and Sandra (17 years old), both of them attend the same school, your son is in grade 6 and your daughter is in grade 11. As a mother you notice changes in your sons’ behavior, he no longer wants to go to school, he comes back from school with paint all over his shirt and doesn’t see his friends anymore. After investigating the matter, you find out that he is getting bullied by his classmates for not speaking Arabic well. You don’t know whether you should not interfere and allow him to stand up for himself, interfere by calling the school and informing them about the matter or remove him from the current school and face the risk of worse bullying at the other school he goes to. Note: He’s enrolled in one of the most prestigious schools in Cairo.
Here are the websites I used for my secondary research: