- For Teachers
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.
Board: Cambridge ESOL
Exam: Preliminary English Test
Type: Multiple Choice & True/False
Summary: This text is similar to the Cambridge ESOL Preliminary English Test (PET) Reading part 3, where you have ten questions and have to say if they are correct or incorrect.