Stop Cyberbullying! There’s an app for that?

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The playground bully that once tormented children at school has evolved.  Thanks to social media, bullies can find their target anywhere.  One actor, Quinton Aaron, is working to put a stop to cyberbullying.  He and a designer have created an app that parents can use to monitor their children’s social media accounts.  The app sends special alerts when key phrases are used in online messaging.  It acts as a buffer, never letting nasty comments post to a child’s account.  If you’re interested in finding out more about this app, take a look at http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/local/2015/01/22/the-blind-side-actor-fights-cyber-bullying-with-new-app/22178851/ .

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2 thoughts on “Stop Cyberbullying! There’s an app for that?

  1. Suzanne,
    This is great! As a parent, I am always looking for ways to support my kids’ development and emotional well being and expose them to positive uses of technology. I will certainly be exploring this!

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  2. Cool app that all parents need to consider using. I just wonder if kids (who usually are or become more technology smarter than their parents) can figure out how to block this software from working? All it takes is one kid to figure that out and the cat will be out of the bag. However, it is an awesome tool that we all need to share with our family, friends, and work stakeholders.

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