Clemson students, researchers help test sexual violence prevention app

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

"Clemson, S.C. (WCIV) — Not sure how to respond when you see behavior on campus that promotes sexual violence?

There may be an app for that.

Clemson University researchers are collaborating with a game publishing company on an app to help prevent sexual assault among college age students.

In the game, players are introduced to characters and scenarios which culminates at a party.

Characters in the app model sexist attitudes or rape-supportive beliefs.

Players can remain passive and not respond when other characters express these behaviors or the players can intervene. The app also includes mini-games that put users into real-life situations.

The app will coach people in to how to recognize these behaviors and intervention strategies from experts in sexual assault prevention."

Read the full article here.

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