A little bit of kindness can go a long way — even online. These apps and Web tools aim to counter the incessant cyberbullying, harassment and other negative behavior that can make the Internet — and the real world — a rather uninviting place. So, give them a try and brighten up your day — and someone else’s.
Founder Todd Schobel says he was moved to develop this anti-bullying app upon hearing on the radio a story about a 15-year-old girl who committed suicide after being taunted online by her peers. STOPit allows students to securely and anonymously report cyberbullying, harassment and other types of harmful behavior. Students can also get help via talk or text with a crisis center. Scores of schools across the country have signed up for the app. There’s a version of STOPit for K-12, for colleges and universities, and for the workplace.