Toy & Game Design>Hannah Mary George
Student Name: Hannah Mary George
Guide: Mr. Austin Davis
Educational Tool to Guard Kids against Sexual Abuse
“Adventures of Tiku & Tuli, Safety Starts With Me” is an educational body safety kit for children that teaches them how to stay safe from sexual abuse. It comprises a comic book that teaches four key concepts: Private Body Parts, Unsafe Situations, Steps to Follow when Unsafe, and Whom to Tell for Help. It also comprises a board game and interactive flashcards for evaluating how much the child has understood the concepts. This kit is for children aged 3-6 years old and aims to make them well informed and empowered to always speak up without fear or hesitation about sexual abuse. It will help many parents, caregivers, and teachers talk about this serious issue to little children with sensitivity, in an approachable way, by keeping the child’s capabilities in mind first. This project sponsored by Menstrupedia gave an opportunity to focus on how game design and learning through play can help tackle social issues like Preventing Child Sexual Abuse.
Keywords: body safety kit, personal safety education, preschool children, prevention of child sexual abuse, toy and game design
Student Name: Hannah Mary George
Programme: M.Des.
Guide: Mr. Austin Davis