Teens are cyberbullying each other on Tellonym, a new anonymous messaging app

February 15, 2019

 

An app is once again making it easier for teens to talk trash about each other. There is growing worry among parents, digital watchdog organizations, and schools about an app called Tellonym.

 

The app lets users ask and answer questions about each other anonymously — a concept that the app creators hope will encourage open and honest conversation, but experts say is enabling cyberbullying and cruelty.  The idea is that users make a non-anonymous profile. Then, on that profile, users anonymously leave "tells," or messages intended to "tell me what you think of me." If the user chooses to answer an anonymous "tell," the conversation will appear on their profile.Click here to read more 

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