Middle School Confidential 1: Be Confident in Who You Are
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Middle School Confidential 1: Be Confident in Who You Are is a book app about a group of friends who help bolster one another's self-esteem in the face of teasing, bullying, or mere self-doubt. While there are some mean kids in the story (who never physically assault anyone), most of the torment these young protagonists endure is self-inflicted. They feel bad about themselves because of their height, weight, grades, athletic skills, self-image, etc. But their friends always know what to say to turn things around and give them perspective.
Is it any good?
MIDDLE SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL 1: BE CONFIDENT IN WHO YOU ARE speaks to kids who are at a really rough age, and reminds them to take pride in their own talents and not to let peer pressure (even the unspoken kind) get them down. There are probably plenty of tweens out there who could genuinely be helped by such reminders. This app is sleek and well-designed. 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.
Families can talk about...
Chaperone events at school so that you can discuss social issues that might arise.
Model patience and kindness even when your kids are not.
Apologize when you make mistakes so they will too.
|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
|Release date:||April 20, 2011|
|Minimum software requirements:||iOS 4.0 or later|