The Random App Of Kindness APP
We created Random App of Kindness (RAKi) to help increase empathic habits in teens using interactive games designed for smartphones. We used evidence-based approaches to design and test an engaging and interactive smartphone app with the purpose of teaching and reinforcing some basic building blocks of empathy in teens. Our goal is that playing with RAKi will help young people develop skills for healthier and more positive social connections. This project optimistically predicts that biology is not destiny – empathic character can grow even among those of us who find it more difficult. We believe that prosocial technologies can help to create more prosocial individuals, which in turn can lead to more prosocial relationships, communities, and ultimately, more prosocial societies. Although this app was developed for young teens, it can be enjoyed by all. Join us on our characters’ random adventures!