How videogames can promote empathic learning in children
In a world where physical distancing and social isolation have become the new norm, there’s a greater need to empathise with one another, to be understanding and to stay connected.
We need empathy, more than ever before. But where does it start?
I believe that empathy starts with children.
Empathy is beneficial to a child’s development, as it helps build a sense of security and strong relationships, it improves their learning outcomes, and encourages tolerance and acceptance of others.
While children learn empathy in natural social environments by engaging face-to-face with others, technology can enhance this experience, especially when these face-to-face interactions become compromised.