The University of Southampton IT Innovation Centre is developing The Chase, a cooperative game that teaches children the value of cooperating to fulfill a common goal and how by helping others everyone can benefit.
A report describing how to implement ethical oversight for research into the benefits of using serious digital games to teach children about prosociality has been produced by the ProsocialLearn consortium.
Appropriate management of ethical issues is essential for research and innovation actions conducting short and longitudinal studies within schools in Europe, especially where the subjects are minors. The report outlines measures to ensure the right technical, physical and administrative environment is implemented in accordance with applicable European legislation. The report recommends an ethical issues coordinator, as well as a data protection coordinator are incorporated within the overall project management structure.