“Angry Birds” Take On Cyberbullying
As the AOL blog joystiq points out, the various Angry Birds digital games are “about being bullied, and then exploding those bullies.” It’s as good a reason as any for getting the about-to-be-released Angry Birds Space game into MTV’s anti-cyber-bullying website A Thin Line.
ABS players will be given clues to the in-game location of a “golden egg” [a bonus, hidden within the program of a digital game, which requires specific action by a player to be opened] secret level when they post a “positive action” on the Draw Your Line section of A Thin Line. The “positive action” can be as simple as changing an e-mail password to a message that strikes at cyber-bullying, or as involved as hosting an anti-bullying event. With a million youth registered at A Thin Line, it’s hoped the campaign will lead to many “positive actions” taking place across the country.
Should kids need to be bribed to take part in the campaign against cyber-bullying, or is it something you encourage them to do because it’s the right thing to do? Let us know, here or on our Facebook page.