Virtual reality intervention: A promising deterrent to youth deviancy in Pakistan

Samiullah Paracha, Sania Jehanzeb, Arshid Mehmood, Osamu Yoshie

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Abstract

Virtual Environments can verily be considered as key component of next-generation systems, because they surpass conventional multi-media thus, allowing an active and responsive interface. The paper suggests that such persuasive computing technology can be effectively used to alter children's attitudes in a predetermined way and an impediment to youth deviancy in Pakistan which is at rife. It can be achieved by applying synthetic characters that will create feeling of social presence by establishing credible and empathic relationship with the user. This association will be used for improvised dramatic exploration of deviancy issues by allowing students to investigate alternative choices and actions in a peaceful environment. In collaboration with partner schools, this Virtual Learning Environment will be evaluated for pedagogical outcomes as well as for emotional and social impact on its child users.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 2nd International Conference on Computer, Control and Communication, IC4 2009
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Sep 21
Event2009 2nd International Conference on Computer, Control and Communication, IC4 2009 - Karachi, Pakistan
Duration: 2009 Feb 172009 Feb 18

Publication series

Name2009 2nd International Conference on Computer, Control and Communication, IC4 2009

Conference

Conference2009 2nd International Conference on Computer, Control and Communication, IC4 2009
CountryPakistan
CityKarachi
Period09/2/1709/2/18

Keywords

  • Avatar
  • Children in Conflict with the Law (CICL)
  • Deviancy
  • Empathy
  • Synthetic characters
  • Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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    Paracha, S., Jehanzeb, S., Mehmood, A., & Yoshie, O. (2009). Virtual reality intervention: A promising deterrent to youth deviancy in Pakistan. In 2009 2nd International Conference on Computer, Control and Communication, IC4 2009 [4909165] (2009 2nd International Conference on Computer, Control and Communication, IC4 2009). https://doi.org/10.1109/IC4.2009.4909165