SARAHAH HUB

Sarahah is a free app (for android or iOS) that allows users to leave and receive anonymous messages from their peers, much like Yik Yak or 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. As of August 2017, Sarahah has announced itself as the #1 app in 30 countries, including the United States, and its number of users continues to grow. More and more users are reporting it as a tool for cyberbullying  amongst the younger generations, taking it further away from fulfilling its initial purpose as a useful and harmless way to share feedback inconspicuously.

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.

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