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Dec 14, 2014

On Newtown Anniversary, A Call to Use Video Games to Encourage Empathy

Zoo U is one of the new era of video games that aims to develop childrens' emotional and social skills.

Dr. Jeremy Richman, who lost his daughter in the shootings at Newtown, CT two years ago today, and Jessica Berlinski of Adaptive Health Systems call for a new wave of video games that can help young people develop empathy and other emotional skills. The two argue the research is there to prove their effectiveness and the time is now to “move from an unproductive, blame-based dialogue to one that incites positive action.”