Ask.fm Cyberbullying at its Worst!

Ask-fmMean teens plus ask.fm  can be a recipe for extreme nastiness.  Parents need to know that this seemingly addictive site is the popular, go to site of the moment for teens experimenting with the power afforded to them by anonymity.  Let’s see what happens if we ask someone ‘why are you so fat?’ or ‘why do you think you so special? or we tell someone to ‘go die’ or ‘everyone hates you’ or as the pic shows much, much worse.  There have been many sites before it, Qooh.me and Formspring.me to name two.  This particular platform is based in Latvia.  It is an App as well as a website.  The best advice I can give parents is to make sure your teens are not on it.   Take my word for it, no real good can come from it!

About Renata Rowe

Deputy Head of Campus/Head of Secondary, Ivanhoe Grammar School, Plenty Campus This blog is the School's way of helping our parents and teachers understand and experience the cyber world that their children live in. We post stories about the latest cyber safety issues, and the latest social mediums that their children and teens might be using. We believe that teaching children and teens to be good Digital Citizen from a young age will protect them and their reputations. Our parents have been delighted and have subscribed so that they can receive our updates - we post about once or twice a week. So subscribe - its easy to do, just enter your email address in the box in the top righthand corner of the home page and posts will automatically be delivered to you.
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2 Responses to Ask.fm Cyberbullying at its Worst!

  1. Karin Sitte says:

    What is the attraction for teens in this apart from anonymity? I am trying to understand why anyone would want to be on the receiving end of the mean comments. Is it validation for low self esteem? What is the attraction for those who make the horrible comments, is it the ability to say anything they like and perhaps a place to direct anger to?

  2. Pingback: Ask.fm Cyberbullying at its Worst! | Innovation in Learning

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