App Stops Internet Trolls From Cyber-bullying By Only Sending Positive Messages

September 26, 2017

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The number one free app on iTunes is one that send anonymous compliments!  In a positive change from the negative comments that so-called "trolls" send, the tbh (To Be Honest) app is all about the mental health of millions of teens.   You sign in with your first and last name, select your school, gender, and grade and the app begins to ask questions such as "who's always nice to talk to?" The app randomly selects four names from your friends and contacts. You then tap on the one that best fits and the message is sent anonymously. Since the messages are pre-selected and you are unable to change the outgoing text, it essentially prevents trolls from infiltrating and becoming a cyberbully. A notification alerts recipients when they get some love. The app saves messages so users can reread them when they need a boost.  As an added safeguard, users can only answer up to 12 questions per hour. How popular is it?  The tbh app became iTunes number one free app download in less than a month from when it was launched. An Android version is coming soon.

SOURCE: Tech Crunch

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