While technology provides easy access to information and makes communication among distant family and friends easier, it also provides new platforms for kids to tease and torment each other.
Teachers and administrators aren’t able to block cyberbullying at all times, but a potential solution exists in cyber security apps. But for as many free apps as there are in cyberspace for kids, that can be used for bullying and taunting, there are hardly any free apps for antibullying.
One free app that has been around since 2010 is Mobicip. Awarded the 2010 Parents’ Choice Silver Honors Award for top mobile app for kids, Mobicip includes a range of controls that are sure to help teachers, administrators, and parents. With three restriction levels, Mobicip blocks sites and apps depending on their age. For example, if your student is in middle school they wouldn’t be allowed to go onto chat sites and social networking apps.
There are other free apps, like ReThink, BullyProofAssistant:antibully, BRIM, and others, but not as good as mobicip.
But the other top four apps come at a cost. My Mobile Watchdog $9.95 a month per student, Net Nanny $39.95 a year per computer, Online Guardian $49.95, and SocialShield $10 per month. If people can defend a known pedophile in Alabama and donate to his campaign, or raise go fundme donations for a student, whose parents are most certainly bigoted, if not racist, where is the call for the good apps offered at no charge to protect these children?
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