Tuesday we learned of the active shooter game that would allow players to become school shooters. The Parkland community was upset and wanted the game to remain unreleased. They were successful in their desires.
And while game maker “Valve” made the call to not release the game, I can’t help but think it’s a missed opportunity.
Under the new school safety law our schools must provide some level of active shooter training to staff and students.
What better use of a game not being released than to use it for kids in this training in order that they be prepared for that eventuality?
Kids will be drawn to the graphics; instructors could control the display and convey the message to their audience and the game, previously vilified, would find a positive use.
Let’s not miss the chance to have a good impact on these kids!