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CALLS TO BAN APPS USED FOR CYBERBULLYING

Image Credit - @ChloesVoice/Facebook

There’s fresh calls for apps used for cyberbullying to be banned, following the tragic suicide of NT teenager Amy “Dolly” Everett.

A Queensland mother known as “Katrina” has launched a campaign to shut down an app used to bully her own daughter.

The “Sarahah” app allows people to send anonymous messages, and even though Katrina’s daughter didn’t have the app, bullies used it to send appalling messages about her daughter, to one of her friends.

It’s just one of a number of apps that have been linked to teenage suicides around the world.

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Image Credit - @ChloesVoice/Facebook

Dolly’s death and the increasing use of these apps have caused outrage across the globe, with many people wondering, what are parents to do?

Kristen & Wilko had a chat about it this morning…

What do you think needs to be done to stop cyberbullying? Have your say at our Facebook page.

If you or anyone you know needs help, call Lifeline on 13 11 14. 

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