What is Sarahah and should parents be worried? Everything you need to know about honesty app amid cyberbullying …

A new app is causing concern among parents and child protection charities, amid warnings that it provides a platform for cyberbullying.

Sarahah – meaning “honesty” in Arabic – encourages anonymous “constructive comments” when you register and share your link on social media.

You can also comment anonymously on your friends if you know their link. Sarahah is immensely popular throughout the middle east.

It was written by a Saudi programmer, Zain al-Abidin Tawfiq.

It’s now becoming a phenomenon in the UK and in the United States where it reached Number 1 in the Apple download charts last August.

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But fears that vulnerable teenagers at risk from bullying and suicide are concerning parents and children’s organisations.

Similar apps have been and gone. A teenager was found hanged earlier this year after allegedly being bullied on a similar app called Sayat.Me, which was shut down in May.

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Read more at: https://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/sarahah-honesty-app-cyber-bullying-11051162