Pop-up messages warn cyberbullies

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The anonymity of the internet, combined with sheer amount of time adolescents spend online has created a worrying culture of cyberbullying. Young victims of web-based cruelty often suffer from depression, anxiety and low self-esteem, and are more likely to drop out of school. Now, ReThink is a simple solution that aims to proactively deter cyberbullying by prompting adolescents to reconsider offensive posts before they send them. ReThink is a non-intrusive software that uses a context sensitive filtering technology to flag up offensive messages. The system confronts the user with a pop-up 'ReThink Alert' that reminds them that their message may…

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