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App against Cyberbullying and online predators

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Developer Ron, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. Developer Ron

    Developer Ron Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi,

    We are a young startup from Philadelphia that was established by graduate students from the University of Pennsylvania. We won a few regional startup competitions, received grants from Upenn and were featured in some local newspapers.
    We developed a new android service that alerts parents about cyberbullying and online predators and just started a pilot with a few parents.
    We look for more parents to test it and give us some feedback. If your kids are 9-14 years old, use Android, and you want to give it a try for free, message me, and I'll provide all the needed details.

    Ron
     


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  2. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    This is really interesting app idea, please post status reports as things start to work into place. And a link to your project when it's ready.
     
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  3. Collier2

    Collier2 Newbie

    How can I read more about your project?
     
  4. Developer Ron

    Developer Ron Lurker
    Thread Starter

  5. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    How does this "cyber bullying" I've read about actually happen?
     
  6. filthy phil

    filthy phil Well-Known Member

    Do you consider trolling to be cyber bullying?
     
  7. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
    VIP Member

    It can play out in a myriad of ways, so it's hard to explain briefly. Let's just look at one example.

    A child, say they're 11, gets a phone or tablet and starts using social media. They post photos and talk about their soccer game, or whatever. Other people, some known by the child in real life and some not, start attacking them online. Posting horrible lies about them, calling them names, telling them they're too ugly to post pictures online...stuff adults might be able to brush off, but kids are different. (I know I don't have to tell you that!)

    So this goes on, escalating to threats of physical harm, physical attacks on their home, telling them they're worthless and should kill themselves. And some of them do. :eek:

    It's emotional/psychological torture. :(
     
  8. Davdi

    Davdi Android Expert

    There's a simple answer - Don't have social media accounts
     
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