If you're a parent with teenagers, then you'll likely know all too well that bullying amongst youths is something that is a severe issue and happens each and every single day. With bullying reaching new peaks as technology grows, so do the means of preventing it from happening. New apps are released daily in an effort to better assist in cyber bullying prevention and one of the latest to hit the market is Bully Block. While simple in its use Bully Block has some great features baked into it for Android smartphones.
- Bully Capture - Bully Capture utilizes a stealth recorder to captures bullies within the act. When a bully approaches, the user pushes a button on the app and the cell phone will go into stealth mode and secretly record the bully. After the recording, the user can forward the audio as an email attachment or text message to the appropriate authorities. Additionally, Audio can be downloaded to the bully file to authenticate the bully’s voice for legal evidence.
- Bully Blacklist - Bully Block has a unique blacklist feature that allows users to block all sms or mms messages from bullies. When the bully calls after being blacklisted, her or she will either hear a busy signal or pre-recorded message. All phone calls and text message from blocked list are automatically routed to the bully file thereby preventing any communication with the bully and storing numbers as evidence.
- Bully File - Bully File captures all texts, pictures, and videos that the user copies to the file. The cyberbully incidents are logged on the user’s SD card to be used as evidence for parents, school administrators, HR departments, and law enforcement. The evidence collected in the bully file will provide enough info for law enforcement to charge bullies with crimes.
- Instant Reporting - Bully Block allows the user to forward inappropriate texts, pics, or videos via text messaging or email. Teens can forward information to their parents or school officials in real time. Employees can forward information to their HR department.
Will Bully Block stop all bullying from happening? Not likely. But, prevention against it is a start in taking a stance. If you're interested in learning more, you can jump on past the break for the full press release or hit the source link for the full details. [Bully Block]
New Android App Bully Block allows Teenagers to Block and Capture Bullies
New Cyberbullying App Bully Block is now available for download on android phones from the Android Market and the new Amazon App Store. Bully block is the only app able to empower users to stand up to cyberbullies and traditional bullies.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 29, 2011
Spy Parent LLC announces the release of their new cyberbullying app: Bully Block for the Android operating system 2.2. According to the National Crime Prevention Council, Cyberbullying impacts 50% of all American teenagers. A recent study by the Center of Bullying Research indicates that 20% of all middle school teenagers have experienced suicidal thoughts because of cyberbullying. In a 2008 survey by Telnor, 2 out of 3 kids experience bullying by cellphones. Cyberbullies intimidate their victims through anonymity and fear.
Bully Block has advanced blocking and copying features to block and capture all inappropriate texts, calls, and pictures. Bully Block captures traditional bullies through the app's stealth recorder that secretly records threats and conversations from bullies. 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’s SD card.
Sedgrid Lewis, founder of Spy Parent LLC, says that the development of Bully Block has been a long time coming. “Research indicates that the best way to stop bullies is to ignore them and document or record their behavior to turn in to the authorities. Bully Block gives Android phone users an easy way to prevent bullying through its recording and block features. Bully Block will also eliminate the 'anti snitching' culture that exists within high schools. Bully Block allows for anonymous reporting thereby giving the victim the courage to stand up to their bully.”
Bully Block is now available on the Android Market and the Amazon App store for $1.29. Android owners can review Bully Block by checking out the testimonials and app reviews on http://www.cyberbullyapp.com. Bully Block is the latest monitoring software developed by Spy Parent LLC.
Spy Parent LLC was founded in 2008 to provide high quality safety and monitoring technology, safety and prevention e-books, and other vital information for parents, day care providers, foster parents, and other child caring service providers of youth.