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Software Reduces Cyber Bullying
« on: August 23, 2015, 03:10:37 AM »
A Chicago teenager has created software that helps reduce cyber bullying. Trisha Prabhu's ReThink software scans messages for language that could be hurtful and asks users if they are sure they want to post the message.
In a test she ran at her school, Prahbu found the warning to significantly reduce students' decisions to post harmful messages.
ReThink is scheduled to launch soon as an add-on on multiple Internet platforms.

http://www.csmonitor.com/Technology/2015/0820/How-one-teen-s-app-could-stop-cyberbullying-at-its-source

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Re: Software Reduces Cyber Bullying
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2015, 01:58:48 PM »
Theres always the potential for "mission creep" with such apps, whilst this sounds like a sensible moral reinforcing device in reality its undermining the personal responsibility of the individual, and over time what might a court demand be added to the list of "warning words" ?

I know this is a negative way to look at things but it seems technology brings out the worst in authoritarian regimes, I expect this app will find great favour in China where if you search for something on the Govt's non-no list they get an email and you get no warning.  :lol:

Re: Software Reduces Cyber Bullying
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2015, 09:12:26 PM »
pretty sure china already has that

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