I personally love new technology and the power that it brings to us. While many worry about the cyberbullying aspect of these technologies, I have faith that more good people will develop ways to help us in life instead of hurt us. Sedgrid Lewis, CEO of Spy Parent is one of the good people, developing a great new app called BULLY BLOCK for Android smartphones to deal with cyberbullies. Sedgrid describes his app’s capabilities:
Bully Block captures and block bullies that are causing you and your family harm. The Bully Block app allows users to covertly record verbal threats and harassment, block inappropriate texts and pictures (e.g. sexting), and utilize auto respond features. Unlike other apps on the market, Bully Block blocks bullies that utilize private or unknown numbers to engage in cyberbullying. Bully Block also has instant reporting features that allow the user to email or text abusive behavior to parents, teachers, HR departments, and law enforcement. All audio, messages, and calls are stored on the phone SD card.
This video gives you a demonstration of what the app does:
This is really a nice and simple to use app with a lot of power to stop your cyberbullies from contacting you. I only wish that he would make a version for iPhones and other smartphones as well. If you are interested, you can get this Android app at either Amazon.com or in the Android Market Area.