The Kind Words Project
Orchard Park Public School
The Kind Words Experiment studies the video game Kind Words and its three elements: anonymity, music, and writing. Kind Words is a multiplayer game that uses a letter system in which players may send letters of advice to troubled people or write down their troubles and send them to other players. This experiment intended to investigate the video game Kind Words’ three elements’ effects on peoples’ responses to other peoples’ troubles in the form of letters. By understanding how its elements may serve to optimize responses, the results of this experiment could potentially be applied to online mental health resources with their increasing demand during the current pandemic. The objective of this experiment was to improve the effectiveness of mental health resources using the elements of the video game Kind Words.
Excellence Award – Junior Bronze Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada