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Capture & report bullies in action

An online app that lets children report bullying using screenshots of social media will be rolled out to hundreds of schools thanks to a £4.4m government fund‘Tootoot’ is an online platform providing 24-hour support to young people who are victims of bullying or online abuse. 

Cyber bullying gives bullies the cover of anonymity but the app counteracts this by allowing children to report bullying incidents anonymously themselves.  They can screenshot abusive messages or even take photographs of bullies in action, then send them via the app.  The reports will then be read by staff at the child’s school, but no one else.

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