Bully for you

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Bully for you

The makers of a controversial computer game about bullying have decided to go ahead and launch it despite calls for it to be banned. In the game, players take on the role of a new students at a school and have to fight the bullies, by punching them or hitting them with a baseball bat.


Critics have said that the game encourages violence, but the makers deny this and say that, while there is violence in the game, it is just an amusing look at school life, besides which, the violence in the game is directed against the bullies to protect pupils who are being bullied. The makers also say that players will learn to stand up to bullies.


A British politician, a former minister, has called for it to be banned as it might affect the way young people perceive violence.


Anti-bullying charities have said that the game might make people respond violently to bullies, which might make things more complicated and result in injuries.

Questions

Q1 - The makers of the computer game decided not to release it.

Q2 - In the game, the player takes on the role of a bully.

Q3 - The game is set in a university.

Q4 - Everyone agrees that the game encourages violence.

Q5 - A British politician has spoken in favour of the game.

Q6 - The politician used to be a minister.

Q7 - The politician thinks it might make young people look at violence differently.

Q8 - The anti-bullying charity thinks the game is good because it might make pupils stand up to bullies.

Q9 - The anti-bullying charity thinks that people might get hurt because of this game.

Q10 - The makers of the game have changed the contents before releasing it in the UK.