PHOENIX, AZ, Aug. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire – RAADR, Inc. (OTC PINK: RDAR), a technology and software development company that provides cutting edge solutions for cyber-bullying on social media platforms announced today that it is adding an “Urban Dictionary” feature to its Anti-Bullying and Parental Monitoring App in the IOS and Google Play stores. Perhaps, the most important and powerful feature of the app is that it will allow parents to understand what is being said in a dialect spoken by young people. The urban dictionary will be an embedded dictionary of slang, cultural words, and cultural phrases. The inclusion of the urban dictionary as part of the standard architecture of the app is a game changing feature because a significant percentage of threatening online behavior is perpetrated through slang words and phrases that are not understood by the masses.
Cyberbullying terms have evolved as the Internet and online games evolve. While cyberbullying looks different than traditional bullying, the outcome is the same. The point of cyberbullying is to provoke negative emotions from someone else. Slang used amongst adolescents in the classroom could be indicative of cyberbullying occurring outside of school. Cyberbullying terms are important to know not only for parents but also teachers if one is to recognize the behavior and signs of cyberbullying.
The inclusion of this urban dictionary is a game changer to the overall functionality of the app and the youth it is intended to protect.
The “Urban Dictionary” feature is intended to be released in the Google Play Store and the App Store during the 4th quarter of this year.
Cyberbullying or cyberharassment is a form of bullying or harassment using electronic means. Cyberbullying and cyberharassment are also known as online bullying. It has become increasingly common, especially among teenagers, as the digital sphere has expanded, and technology has advanced. Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets. Cyberbullying can occur through SMS, Text, and apps, or online in social media, forums, or gaming where people can view, participate in, or share content. Cyberbullying includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, or mean content about someone else. It can include sharing personal or private information about someone else causing embarrassment or humiliation. Some cyberbullying crosses the line into unlawful or criminal behavior.
73% of school students say they feel they’ve been bullied in their lifetime. 44% say they think they’ve been bullied in the last 30 days. Overall, 36.5% of people feel they’ve been cyberbullied in their lifetime. Of these, 17.4% report it has happened in the last 30 days. 60% of teens say they have experienced some form of cyberbullying. 70% of teens report that someone has spread rumors about them online. 87% of young people have witnessed an instance of cyberbullying online. 95% of teens actively use the internet, and 85% regularly use social media. It’s not only school kids that experience cyberbullying. Adults are often the perpetrators of or the victims of a cyberbully, but it tends to be called harassment and sometimes even stalking when adults are involved. Read more at: Cyberbullying Stats.
Jacob Dimartino, CEO of RAADR, Inc., stated, “This new feature will be essential for parents! Kids these days speak their own language on social media and the internet and this Urban Dictionary tool will truly help parents understand that language.”
ABOUT RAADR, INC.
RAADR publishes software that protects children who use social media and the internet. Known as the internet anti-bullying company, RAADR’s products allow children, parents, school districts and law enforcement to monitor bullying and other threatening behavior across social media and the metaverse in real time. RAADR Parental 2.0, which is a parental monitoring and student reporting social media application, allows parents to protect children by using real time monitoring across all major social media platforms and the metaverse to report cyberbullying, suicidal thoughts and threatening behavior. Armed with many features including keyword tracking, real-time alerts, and site filtering, RAADR’s platform can determine in real time whether children or young adults are the victim or could be the victim of campus violence, cyber bullying, stalkers, bullies and other threatening behavior. According to a recent study conducted by www.security.org, over 21% percent of the kids studied between the ages of 10 and 18 have been cyberbullied. The RAADR app is available for download in the Google Play Store and the App Store.
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