Educational Technology

September 23, 2016

Sherman Oaks Teen Creates Anti-Bullying App

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

By Richard Chang, THE Journal

Natalie Hampton turned the hardest years of her life into a new app that can help other kids. The 16-year-old from Sherman Oaks, CA has created “Sit With Us,” a free mobile app that allows students to become “ambassadors” and privately invite other kids to join them in the cafeteria or lunchroom. Users may also find an “open table” where they can sit with other people. The app can help kids always find a lunch buddy and avoid the humiliation and embarrassment of being publicly rejected or isolated. Hampton experienced bullying in her own life in seventh and eight grade, and said she spent her entire seventh grade year eating alone. “I want to use social media, which can be harmful, and use it for a change and do something good,” she told the L.A. Daily News.

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