Shut Down "Sarahah"

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As most people by now know, Sarahah is an app which allows individuals who sign up willingly for an account to receive anonymous messages from others who have their information. This petition is in no way intended to state that anyone is forcefully being coerced into receiving anonymous messages via this app.

Nonetheless, I have already seen first-hand the type of malicious and vile messages that have been spewed from users of this application. I am asking that either the developers of this application remove it or that at the very least users will boycott this.

As an individual who has a degree in the social sciences and is also a parent, I find this application to be more than mildly disturbing. My greatest fear is that a child (or even an adult) will be pushed beyond their capacity for abuse based on the ugliness that is being spread via sarahah. This app serves as an anonymous online forum which could possibly abolish any and all progress made by anti-bullying campaigns.

As the old adage goes, "if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all." I wholeheartedly believe that nothing good can come from this application and that if an individual has something unkind to say about another it should be done in a much more constructive manner.

This is our internet, these are our children and we need to take control before things get worse than they already are.



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