RPS has signed up to take part in the pilot of a new digital tool. This tool aims to support children who may show signs of excessive worry, anxiety or phobias. The aim of the game is to support children in facing face their fears. There is a list of common fears that children may have: heights, insects, going to school, socialising, sleeping over, talking in public, making friends, to name but few that this program focuses on.
The parent selects 3 fears that the child will work on within the game. There are a range of activities to complete in the game related to the fear selected. There are also activities that the child should try to complete offline with parent’s support. This type of work is called ‘exposure’ work. The idea is to use the game to help motivate children to face their fears.
Children will be given the opportunity to play the game for between 30-40 minutes at a time. They can play every day, or as often as the parent and child agree. The game is suitable for children aged 7-12 years of age.
The program has been created in conjunction with health care professionals and It may in the future support the work of therapists.
If you are interested in your child being considered for this trial, please either return the letter that was sent out to the school office or email the school office– listing Lumi Nova in the subject title. I need to know all parents interested in joining this pilot by Thursday 16th January so that I can pass on your details. I will need to pass on your name and email address to the staff at Lumi Nova. The staff will not forward your details to third parties. They will only use your email to get you started on Tales of Courage. You may withdraw your consent for the company to hold your details at any point.
There is a long survey that needs to be completed by parents at the start and end of the pilot. You can find out more about the game and your role as a parent at: bfblabs.com/LumiNovaParents
Children taking part must be ready to play by the 25th January.
I am holding a meeting on Tuesday 21st January at 9:15am to discuss any questions parents may have and to support parents who may need help getting started.