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Middle School Confidential 1: Be Confident in Who You Are

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Graphic novel teaches kids to feel good about themselves.

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Good game

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This book-based app is a positive way to address issues for kids who are at a rough age and reminds them to take pride in their own talents and not to let peer pressure get them down. There are probably plenty of tweens out there who could genuinely be helped by such reminders. It's sleek and well-designed, although it could be improved by adding a narration option for kids who struggle with reading. Since this very positive message is delivered in what is considered to be a cool medium -- a graphic novel -- it's a great way to get to the targeted audience.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android , Kindle Fire , Nook HD
  • Subjects: Language & Reading : discussion, forming arguments, storytelling, Social Studies : cultural understanding
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : asking questions, decision-making, problem solving, Self-Direction : identifying strengths and weaknesses, personal growth, self-reflection, Emotional Development : developing resilience, empathy, handling stress, identifying emotions, labeling feelings, moving beyond obstacles, persevering, perspective taking, self-awareness, Communication : asking questions, conveying messages effectively, friendship building, listening, Collaboration : meeting challenges together, respecting other viewpoints
  • Pricing structure: Paid ($2.99)
  • Release date: December 5, 2017
  • Category: Education
  • Character Strengths: Empathy
  • Publisher: Electric Eggplant
  • Version: 2.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later; Android 2.2 and up.
  • Last updated: July 26, 2021

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