New Smartphone App Latest in Anti-Cyberbullying Measures
Having problems with cyberbullying and want to report it? There's an app for that.
STOPit is a new smartphone app specially designed to offer protection against bullying for kids and peace of mind for parents."
The newly released app, which can be downloaded on Apple and Android devices, allows kids to upload screenshots of evidence of cyberbullying and send it to a "trusted adult," like a parent, teacher or school counselor.
Todd Schobel was inspired to create STOPit after hearing the story of Amanda Todd, a Canadian teenager who committed suicide in 2012 after she was teased and bullied by her peers.
"It took me by storm when I heard [her story]. I started crying," said Schobel. "So I started to take a look at cyberbullying and what it was about and what could be done to help kids to stop it."
Schobel told Sunshine State News that he didn't see an opportunity to empower children to stop cyberbullying -- and STOPit was born.