This is the way I view the subject of content warnings and trigger warnings:
Content warnings precede potentially sensitive content. The following content warnings are the most common. This list is not exhaustive:
• Sexual assault
• Child abuse/pedophilia/incest
• Animal cruelty or animal death
• Self-harm and suicide
• Eating disorders, body hatred, and fat phobia
• Pornographic content
• Kidnapping and abduction
• Death or dying
• Mental illness and ableism
• Racism and racial slurs
• Sexism and misogyny
• Hateful language direct at religious groups (e.g., Islamophobia, anti-Semitism)
• Transphobia and trans misogyny
• Homophobia and heterosexism
Trigger warnings are specific content warnings that attempt to forewarn of singular events in your content.
Once again, the following list is not exhaustive. Some of the most common triggers include:
- sexual violence
- oppressive language
- oppressive actions
- representations of self-harm
As always, I stress the importance of getting as many different-background readers/testers as you can to get eyes on your narrative. Different experiences and histories often lead to different triggers and disturbing content.
In your WiP, invite your readers to communicate to you content that causes them discomfiture and communicate that you are open to including new warnings as needed; content or trigger.
My content and trigger warnings are always being updated and changed as I receive feedback. Don’t be afraid to go back and revisit your particular warning multiple times as you write.
Writing a historical based setting should convey to your readers a general sense of what they will experience. Using my own WiP as an example, knowing my narrative is about emigrating across the country in the 1840’s should let the reader realize there will be a whole set of possibly disturbing content that was commonly found during that period.
What they may not know is that because my narrative involves a specific wagon train, that there will be murder and cannibalism involved. As a result, I mention those specific categories in my premise/synopses.
Looking at your list, I think you can include all those things listed in basic content style warnings, with perhaps specific trigger warnings for the detailed (?) animal death and perhaps the bullying.
Unfortunately, this is the sort of constant updating that will occur right up until you submit your game, and perhaps after, if the company’s reviewers deem something should be included.
This is why I like the idea of having a choice that allows readers to visit specific warnings content. Here is my basic choice:
#View the General Disclaimer
#View the Trigger Warnings
#Start the Demo
Letting our readers have choice seems to be the best outcome we can have.