Monday, July 7, 2014

By Jamaal Ryan

On the day after Valentine’s Day in 2006, high school honors student Jennifer Ann Crecente (the niece of Polygon News Editor Brian Crecente) had fallen victim to dating violence and was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. It’s a terrible story, one that hurts for me to hear as my mother was physically abused by my father.
In her memory, Jennifer’s father founded Jennifer Ann’s Group, an organization geared towards building awareness for dating violence and abuse. Since 2008, Jennifer Ann’s Group has held contests for video games that raise dating abuse awareness while avoiding the use of violent gameplay. This year’s winner was The Guardian, which is available for free on Android now. Driven on both a personal and a professional level, I set aside time to play it. Read more.

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