SARAHAH

Sarahah is a free app (for Android or iOS) that allows users to leave and receive anonymous messages from their peers, much like ask.fm. Originally intended as an outlet for healthy criticism, input, and/or encouragement to be shared amongst colleagues, the app has grown in popularity amongst teens, and its number of users continues to grow. Unfortunately, some users are reporting cyberbullying on the app, taking it further away from fulfilling its initial purpose as a useful and harmless way to share feedback inconspicuously.

Read Our Teen Blogger Anna Dieckmeyer's Review of Sarahah

How It Works:

  • Users can choose to share their messages to be available to those without an account.

 

  • Currently, there is no option to respond to messages.

  • The minimum age requirement is 17, but that doesn’t stop younger kids from opening an account.

  • Users can upload their profile link to other social media platforms such as Facebook or Instagram.

Because of the anonymity upon which the app functions, parents should be wary of cyberbullying if their child uses Sarahah. Some testify to teens using it as a way to continue gossip or drama through a virtual medium. It is also very possible that users will become dependent on the app for self-esteem boosts, equating their own self-worth to the comments they receive through the screen. If you're worried that your child is being harassed online, visit our cyberbullying hub.

Read What We Have to Say About Sarahah and Other Anonymous Apps:

CYBER CIVICS

Do you know about our award-winning in-school and at-home digital literacy curriculum?

OUR BOOK 

Got digital kids? Then "Raising Humans in a Digital World: Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology" is for you!

FOR FAMILIES

Guess what? The Cyber Civics curriculum is now available for parents to teach at home too!

READ OUR NEWS

Let us send you a newsletter every couple of weeks with tricks and tips to help you raise awesome humans!

Get Lessons:

Get Social:

  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Facebook App Icon
  • Wix Twitter page
  • YouTube Classic
  • LinkedIn App Icon
  • Pinterest Classic

Get Book:

Get Info:

mock03.png

Get Newsletter:

email-1975010_1280.png

Orange County | CA | USA | © 2020 CYBERWISE / CYBER CIVICS LLC