] “At first it was people saying nice things and complimenting others, and then it turned into bullying,” said Mya Bianchi, a 15-year-old who attends Ionia High School in central Michigan.Mya said a user posted her phone number along with instructions to contact her for photos, a message that was punctuated by a winking smiley face and icons of a camera and a bikini.After receiving harassing messages, she had to change her number."After School" is a social media app that allows teens to post anonymously on message boards closed to adults and provides a space to ask difficult questions without revealing their identities.This video describes safety features the app's creators added following criticism that it allowed students to post bullying messages as well as threats. “I don’t feel like there should be something that excludes parents.” Cyberbullying has been around nearly as long as the Internet, and teens have taken conflicts and taunts to social media on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as via text messages. If you're new, the Lobby is a great place to get started. Find the room you're interested in, type in a nick and get started chatting! Pick a room by geographic region or by topic of interest.
POLAND, ME—Studying the youngsters in front of the stable as if she alone possessed the insight into who belonged with whom, Rockbrook Camp counselor Melissa Burke, 19, reportedly assigned kids to horses in a beginner horseback riding class Thursday like a sage town matchmaker presiding over marriage arrangements.Eevie—like many of the models I spoke to for this article—broadcasts herself through the site My Free Cams, or MFC.("Eevie Lain" is her screen name.) Generally speaking, models get tipped via tokens (which translate to real cash) to masturbate on camera, but they can also create "topics" that aren't sexual at all.Millions of teenagers in high schools nationwide are using a smartphone app to anonymously share their deepest anxieties, secret crushes, vulgar assessments of their classmates and even violent threats, all without adults being able to look in.The After School app has exploded in popularity this school year and is now on more than 22,300 high school campuses, according to its creators.