Bullying is a massive problem for employees and trainees. More than two thirds of Austrian employees have experienced bullying at work, internationally 20 % - 33 % of pupils in adolescence are affected by bullying. A study by AK Steiermark concludes that 62.1 % of Styrian students in the 3rd to 6th grade have experienced bullying or cyberbullying and 37.1 % have experienced physical assault or destruction (AK STMK 2019). The negative effects on the academic and psychological development of adolescents are well documented (Hinduja & Patchin, 2017; Machmutow, 2012; Quirk & Campbell, 2015). Prevention services are in high demand for this reason, but relatively few evidence-based interventions exist. Existing programmes usually show a number of weaknesses, such as difficult integration into everyday work or school life, the lack of addressing relevant aspects and the lack of attractiveness of the offers. The present project will address these weaknesses by developing a so-called "serious game" for bullying prevention.


Duration 01/06/2022 - 31/05/2023
Funding sonstige öffentlich-rechtliche Einrichtungen (Körperschaften, Stiftungen, Fonds)

Department for Arts and Cultural Studies

Center for Applied Game Studies

Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems) Mag. Thomas Wernbacher, MSc MA
Project members


Wimmer, S.;Wernbacher, T.;Kraus, C. (2023). Serious Learning Game für Inklusion - Selfi.


Mobbing anders Angehen

Antenne Steiermark, 31/05/2023

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