There is lot of misunderstanding among children about the working of courts in general. Now a former Supreme Court Justice in the USA has come out with an innovative programme to teach children all over the world about how courts work. Her move is to use the popularity of video games in giving awareness of court system to younger generation.
Sandra Day O’Connor, America’s first female Supreme Court justice has recently unveiled a videogame project with this aim. She believes that her innovative project would be able to counter criticism that judges are “godless” activists.
Sandra Day O’Connor involved with developing the project called “Our Courts” out of concern over public ignorance about the judiciary. The “Our Courts” project has two parts in the offer. The first is on online interactive civics programme designed for use of children in the group of 7th to 9th grades either to supplement existing courses or as a distinct unit in the curriculum.
This programme is developed with Georgetown University law school and Arizona State University. Children can download the game free of cost from the internet. This project will give students a chance to participate in realty legal show. They can become a part of one side of the issue and argue for a specified cause. The website named ourcourts.com would be available from later this year. The second part of the project is aimed at younger generation. They can play the game in their free time.
A recent study shows that children spend around 40 hours a week using media, including computers, television, videogames or music. This is considered as a huge opportunity for entrepreneurs to give shape for online entertainment products aimed at this market. According to Sandra Day O’Connor, she would like to make use this business opportunity and club it with her social commitment to give children a sense of knowledge on working of courts.
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