Anti-bullying app launched in pre-school

He pumanawa tautono hou hei patu i ngā mahi whakaweti kei te whakamātautautia ki tētahi puna kōhungahunga i Tāmaki Makaurau. Ko te whainga a 'Moe book' he whakamataara i ngā tamariki ki ngā āhuatanga o te whakaweti mā roto kōrero ataata, kēmu ataata hoki.

Nā Kiwa Digital tēnei pumanawa tautono hou i whakapuaki ake ki te motu, hei whakamātautau mā ngāi tamariki huri noa i te motu.

Hei tā te Tumuwhakarae o Kiwa Digital Steven Renata, “Bullying is a national issue that affects tamariki and rangatahi in all aspects of society and what we’re trying to do here is take the story the narrative and put it into a digital format that allows the tamariki to explore the content  in their own way, It has interactive text so that when you swipe the text it actually reads back to you a bit like a caregiver, or mum and dad reading you a story, and there’s also a great game at the end of it, a memory game that allows them to play and stay engaged with the app experience themselves.”

He ariā nā Jeremy Dillon, Irirangi Te Motu, Kiwa Digital hoki, ko te whainga kia whakaakona ngā momo o te whakaweti ki nga tamariki i a rātou e pēpi ana.

Hei tā tētahi kaiako Kohungahunga a Rebecca Ward, “Children are developing their social competency skills and through this they’re learning initially to work with one or two other children and gradually their skills become better and they become more competent using their communication skills and reading each other’s language and through an app like this it can support them to read other people’s body language facial expressions and to learn about what the word bulling means and how to react to that.”

Ā tona wa, ka hangaia te pumanawa tautono nei ki te reo maori hoki.

“At the moment the app is in English, and New Zealand sign language and were thrilled to be able to have that third official language in our app, were also looking at seeking further funding for Te Reo Māori to give it that cultural aspect as well, and looking forward to getting that shared a downloaded through all the kura throughout the country that will be done through social media campaigns and so forth but the best place for us to trial out is with these guys today and the reaction has been amazing,” hei tā Ward.

Ahakoa kāore anō ngā tamariki ka tino mohio he aha te whakaweti, hei tā ngā tamariki, he tino kino te pai o te kēmu nei.