A NEW board game aimed at helping children deal with issues including bullying and cyber safety has been developed by a family based on the Costa del Sol.

The Street Smart game – featuring four animated characters known as the ‘Thumb Buddies’ – contains real-life scenarios which help develop a child’s decision-making skills.

The game is already being used in Australian schools and disciplinary units and could be adopted more widely in the future.

“When we began developing the Thumb Buddies Street Smart game back in 2009, the goal was to create a way to help protect innocent children from dangerous and compromising situations in a play to learn capacity,” says co-founder Paul DeCouto.

Visit www.thumbbuddies.com for more information.