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VR Cyberbullying

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GamerGirl
I've just read the new Cybersmile article on VR Cyberbullying and abuse, and wondered what everybody else thought? I like the way they are saying 'hey, keep calm we've got you' and encouraging us to enjoy VR rather than worry about it! I do love the way Cybersmile operate : )
You can read about it here www.cybersmile.org/blog/vr-cyberbullying-and-abuse
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Marti
I have read a few articles about the new virtual reality games and I think that it will make a big impact on how people experience abuse and aggressive behaviour. I am hoping that the VR aspect of it will actually help people to be nicer to one another!
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GamerGirl

In reply to Marti

Thanks for replying! I think virtual reality is going to be awesome...
As it's more realistic I'm hoping that people find it easier to have empathy and being abusive to each other be less prevalent.
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Reflective_Joy
Originally posted by GamerGirl
Thanks for replying! I think virtual reality is going to be awesome...
As it's more realistic I'm hoping that people find it easier to have empathy and being abusive to each other be less prevalent.


GamerGirl I love how you put that! That because VR is more "realistic" "people may find it easier to have empathy" That is a brilliant hypothesis and I am hoping that rings true. I think it definitely has that capacity for good. I think too, empathy can be taught. Perhaps some VR games may help encourage positive behaviours as part of the gaming format. I guess we have to stay tuned to find out!
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GamerGirl

In reply to *Reflective_Joy*

Glad you like it! Yes virtual reality is really exciting and the prospect of it being used for good is amazing! I'd like to see Cybersmile collaborate with a VR game like they did High School Story. Make education fun, it's that simple!
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Marti

In reply to *Reflective_Joy*

Funny you should mention positive behaviour. I have been doing some research and found an article where VR was tested with motor racing games. The players said it was so realistic and 'personal' that they behaved differently in that they respected the other players as they would other drivers. Not only that but they also said it improved the standard of driving, improving the game play for everyone!
I don't want to get carried away but it is a good sign that 'humanising' these gaming environments is encouraging players to treat each other more humanely. Sort of makes sense really!! :)
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Reflective_Joy

In reply to Marti

That's awesome Marti and encouraging! Definitely looking forward to how VR is adapted and its potential positive role in society.
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CybersmileTeam
We couldn't have put it better ourselves GamerGirl! Relax, we got you...
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GamerGirl

In reply to *CybersmileTeam*

That me makes me so happy, you guys really do a great job.