Empathy in Game ON

Game ON is a children’s book created to encourage resilience in our young ones.

Learn about empathy in Game ON below

Game ON provides opportunities for children to learn about empathy through Alex and his behaviour towards his friends. Alex uses bullying tactics (his power, strength and size) in response to his anger and frustration, which results in hurting his friends’ feelings and making one of his friends (Reina) cry. Alex is so caught up in his own motivations and intentions, he is not fully aware of how his behaviour is affecting others. It is not until his friends express their feelings toward him using a process of reflection that Alex can identify how he has made others feel. Using Alex in this instance can be an example of antisocial behaviour (and its consequences) along with his prosocial behaviour when he finally recognises what he has done.