[b]TDV (Teen Dating Violence) Quiz[/b] [u]Description[/u] This quiz asks five random questions from a pool of 100 questions about the issue of teen dating violence. This is a perfect resource for classrooms looking for an activity about teen dating violence during the awareness month of February. [u]URL[/u]
http://alexa.amazon.com/#skills/amzn1.echo-sdk-ams.app.e689c20a-b058-4c2e-9d78-3fe91956fd38/activate [u]Related Information[/u] This Alexa Skill was developed by Jennifer Ann's Group, a nonprofit charity preventing teen dating violence. Since 2008 Jennifer Ann's Group has produced 20+ video games designed to educate young people about teen dating violence. All of their games and apps are 100% free and helpful resources for students, parents, and educators. The month of February is the National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month and Jennifer Ann's Group is excited to add this additional platform to their other technological resources for the prevention of dating abuse. Jennifer Ann's Group's games and apps are available online as well as through the Google Play, Blackberry World, Windows Phone, iTunes, and Amazon Appstores. [u]Contact Info[/u] Jennifer Ann's Group online:
http://JenniferAnn.org Video game portal:
Hey Drew. I want to preface this by saying that I think it's neat that you took the "trivia" template and did something a bit more meaningful with it. I like the concept of what you've built, and I think it's a good addition to the ecosystem as a whole. That said, I feel compelled to point out that self-reviewing your skill is heavily frowned upon in this community. There will literally be zero other Alexa users who share your context - as creator of the skill - and so the review is at best white noise, and at worst it's misleading in its bias. I do appreciate that you put some more info in the review (most people who self-review just say something like "Nice Skill!1!"), but that info really belongs either in the description, or in some sort of external documentation. Any chance I can convince you to take the review down?
[b]Yeah - I wouldn't want to "game the system" like that.[/b] After all - it's free - the purpose is to teach young people about how to avoid dating abuse - imagine if my gaming the system were a success?? We might have young people who know about how to avoid abusive relationships! My nonprofit charity might have been successful in increasing awareness about a problem affecting 1 in 3 kids - which receives very little attention in the schools (the majority of teachers haven't a clue what to do in the case a student comes to them asking for help with TDV) - and this free little quiz might be used in the classroom by teachers looking for a free resource (because most school districts provide little to nothing to cover dating abuse). That would be terrible! And clearly this is a topic (and quiz) which has already garnered so much attention on its own ... why promote it so shamelessly? So - it's gonna be deleted. Feel free to post a nice review in its place. Even if YOU don't need the info on that quiz there are countless others who DO - even if they don't know it. (Which is the reason that I made this quiz and have produced dozens of video games about this issue. My only child was a senior in high school when she was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. If somebody had only gamed the system maybe I would have known enough to help her.)
No one is debating the worthiness of your skill, Drew. It just gives conflicting messages for such a socially beneficial skill to be promoted in such a dirty and underhanded fashion. The problem is a general problem, that affects all of us. There isn't really any way to promote your skills. You can't buy advertising for them. You can't even reserve a place at the top of the list. At least you got a mention in their weekly updates. The answer isn't to game the system. The answer is to endless harangue Amazon until they solve the problem.