Educational Game App Teaches Young Kids About Alcohol

One company seeks to empower kids to make healthy decisions about alcohol through an education app.

While games may have started out as diverting activities to kill a few hours, they’ve grown in their ability to tackle serious and educational topics. The Foundation For Advancing Alcohol Responsibility hopes to take advantage of this with their educational gaming app, “Grab the Goodies.”

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According to the press release,

“Grab the Goodies” is an interactive educational application with distinct learning outcomes and is one of the new ways parents (and teachers) can use technology to deliver important learning experiences to their kids.

The educational app targets the 6 through 9-year-old age groups to help them learn about the negative consequences of underage drinking, and empowers them to make educated decisions about drinking in the future.

Developed by Responsibility.org and the George Mason University’s Simulation & Game Institute, the educational app hopes to builds on the recent trend highlighted by the CDC study that reported fewer high school kids have had their first alcoholic beverage before age 13.

Ralph Blackman, President and CEO of the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility had this to say on the new app:

“We know alcohol consumption by underage youth has declined for more than a decade, but there is still work to be done…This app is yet another tool for parents to use to encourage their kids to make responsible and healthy decisions.”

For interested parents, “Grab the Goodies” is available on both the iOS and Android. 


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