While watching the news this morning we learned of the Block’em app to stop cyber-bullying, which is currently available on Android. It seems that people have been looking for the app on BlackBerry and the iPhone, but it looks as though the company is only favoring the Google mobile OS at this moment in time.
It is finally nice to see that a developer has come up with the first anti-bullying app. It is all too easy to catch up with old friends and have a great time texting each other. However, there are times when things go a little wrong and those innocent texts turn bad. We have heard from a number of cases where people are being hassled by hurtful texts day and night, and there was nothing that could be done.
Well now you can take matters into your own hands, and not in an illegal way either. All you need do is install the Block’em app on your handset and then enter the number that you wish to block. This saves so much hassle, as in the past you have had to change your cell phone number in order to stop the bullying.
The price for the app is just £1.79 and 70 percent of that will go to the NSPCC. Not only are you helping yourself, you will also be helping others as well. If you feel that you are the victim of bullying, then please visit ChildLine or ring them on 0800 1111. For more details visit Android Market or the official Blockem website.
Do you think that the Block’em app will finally help to reduce cyber-bullying?
I think this is a brilliant app and will save a lot of people from unwanted hassle. Everyone i have spoken to agrees and thinks this app is brilliant- i especially like the fact i know 70% of the cost is donated to the NSPCC. Very worthy cause.