A company in Irving is seeking to help stop a new wave of bullying via text.
Irving, Texas (WiredPRNews.com) – A company in Irving is seeking to help stop cyberbullying with texting. As reported by CBS 11 News, WebSafety provides a service for parents and others that sends out warnings when a bullying message is sent online to kids.
As noted in the report, the website uses a word database to help identify potentially threatening or inappropriate messages received by children. The system is regarded as one that can potentially help prevent tragedies like the recent suicide of a Massachusetts teen who was believed to have been sent degrading, harassing messages prior to her death.
Travis Bond, Chief Operating Officer of WebSafety is quoted in the report as stating of the protection provided by the services as well as the opportunity for children to communicate with their parents, “It gives them a place to start the conversation, and it gives them an opportunity to talk about things that they wouldn’t have before.”
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