Sen. Kirk Works With Students To Develop Anti-Bullying Game App

CBS Chicago

(CBS) — A game app for Android smart phones has been created by kids, for kids, to combat bullying. And it’s coming to a school near you.

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) said it was rough enough for him growing up as a self-described “nerd.” He said the stakes for those bullied on social media today are far higher, and has led some to commit suicide.

Kirk has tried public service announcements and lectures, but his Student Leadership Advisory Board, student leaders from 27 north suburban high schools, suggested a game app.

After some soul-searching, said advisory board member and 17-year-old game app co-creator Colleen Keefe, of Mt. Prospect, the group decided not to target the app to teens, but to the K-5 crowd.

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“We couldn’t see ourselves using it,” Keefe said. “If we couldn’t see ourselves using…

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