Virtual Video Game to Teach Pre-Teens in U.S. About Sex

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A video game featuring avatars is being developed to teach pre-teen girls in the U.S. to resist peer pressure when it comes to sex, reported.

The University of Central Florida is developing the game that centers around young people wearing a motion-capture suit.

"They have an opportunity to interact with the avatars and they'll earn points for particular social skills that they develop," said professor Anne Norris. "A boy similar in age might approach the person playing the game and ask her to make out or there might be some sexual innuendo."

Norris said it's a "place to practice where there aren't any social consequences."

The game is expected to be ready by the spring of 2011. UCF developers said they will test it using students selected from after school programs.

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