Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

One of the HUGE issues the past few years has been bullying in the schools.  MTV has decided to come up with an app for your iPhone (and other phones, downloadable from iTunes) called “Over The Line”.  Teens from all over are invited to confess and share how they have been bullied, harrassed or disrespected and then other teens from all over get to vote on whether it was over the line, under it or right on it and at what point it was crossed.  Hopefully, it will cause teens to think about how far is too far.  How is this app helpful?  Identify some different things a teen might post to their website?  Explain how teens who use this app could be helped by it?(You must use 5 COMPLETE SENTENCES or you will get ZERO CREDIT)
(For more information, read the article below)

http://mashable.com/2010/10/04/mtv-over-the-line-bullying-app/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29

 

 

 

 

 

 

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47 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Devon
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 08:21:47

    I DON’T KNOW

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  2. nautica
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 08:26:30

    i tihnk the app is helpful because no body will see it or know about it but you and nobody can medal with what your talking about.and it’s a good idea.and teens might post things about other people they don’t like, boyfriend girlfriend stuff, help with other people, people sending stuff to people they don’t know, people going through other peoples profiles, and stuff about them.and teens who use this app could be helped because it gives them suggestions about it and tells them the right thing

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  3. {*♥Sierra Valentine♥*}
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 08:27:31

    I think this is VERY helpful! it gives people who has been bullied in the past express how the bullies hurt them physically and emotionally. I think that maybe this will change bullies perspective. but on the other hand not everybody got iPhones so it can go both ways.

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  4. tre saurer
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 08:28:39

    I think it would not help very much. Only because the bully really does not care if he/she keeps doing it, right? So to me it won’t make a big difference. I also think it kind of would work because people who are being bullied can express their feelings. But i think the bully would not care about that.

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  5. ezait
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 08:30:10

    this app might help but does it really scare bullys away

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  6. Amani Marshman
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 08:30:35

    I think this is VERY helpful! it gives people who has been bullied in the past express how the bullies hurt them physically and emotionally. I think that maybe this will change bullies perspective. but on the other hand not everybody got iPhones so it can go both ways.

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  7. Kaylinn Roby .
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 08:30:44

    I think that the “Over The Line” app for your i-phone is good and helpful because hopefully it will show people how much bullying is going on in the world. Hopefully it will make bullies think twice about bullying. This could help teens who are bullied because its a way that they can get out whats going on (like bullying). Teens will probably post how much there getting bullied, how long they have been bullied, or even in the past when they were bullied. But i think this app could be helpful to people around the world who are being bullied. It could even make bullies, not want to bully again.

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  8. Aaron king
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 08:31:23

    i think that i can help people with bulling because it can give people tips on how to fight the bulling……. 🙂 🙂

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  9. David Romero☺
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 08:33:06

    i think that this website could be helpful to kids because the kids get to share how they feel about bullying. a teen can probably say that they can’t stand bullying or maybe that they need help getting out of the people that keep on bullying them. maybe if the kids tell what is the person that keeps on bullying them the adult’s could get the person doing it. i think that another way the kids could be helped is by the people reading what they wrote online passing it by the news then they can wait to see what happens if the bully heard it on TV. Maybe if the adult’s that read the article could probably keep the child being bullied apart from online or keep the kid supervised.

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  10. Amani Marshman
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 08:34:52

    I Don’t think this is helpful a bit because I have a ipod touch and it works good.Videos of people naked pictures and stuff.Because they are not getting builled nomore and other stuff like that.This will change bullies perspective. But on the other hand not everybody got iPhones so it can go both ways.

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  11. ♥brittany morgan♥
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 08:35:04

    It would help them because they are telling you what to do is right and this app could help them because their telling you to do things that are good to get away from bullying. And they get to let their emotions out and they can express what their going through and telling you how it feels and that will help them instead of all of that stuff stuck in your head so i think this app will help.

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  12. juan
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 08:37:22

    I think the teens need ther own sight thats private and no one can get in without a password. teens post there phone numbers on fb and myspace. people like cyber bulling kids cause they wont do anything. cyber bulling is spreading across the world. many people have been through cyber bulling

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  13. -Yohana Elliott ;;*
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 08:45:07

    yes i think it will help the bullies realize that they need to stop . if they see how the victims felt then they would see that they are hurting them emotionally and physically. this app could go across the whole united states or world and it would make a difference on bullying. but we never know until we try.

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  14. **Deion Sanders**
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 08:55:19

    This can help so that bullying can stop.

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  15. Dustin
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 11:06:13

    its is huge and in the past few years bulling in the schools too. but bully is bad because they have to tell an adult to stop the bullying just happen every single day then. the bullying have to stop in schools and that is wrong to bully the other students.

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  16. Elizabeth Denise Redmon
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 11:06:33

    I think that’s very helpful!! The only bad part is that maybe some people might not wanna share what had happened to them to people. The good part is that you can get that off your chest. You can also vent your feelings through it. I think that’s an awesome idea.

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  17. Johnathon wood
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 11:09:15

    i think it wont help you think some phone will save you from the terror that is bullys pathetic your sopossed to run,fight or tell an adult and they still bag on you. you should handel it the old fashion way. we use techknoligy for wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy to much. its getting out of control…. that was my answer.

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  18. brianna bristoe
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 11:10:07

    this app is helpful because you can express your feelings and other kids can fell and see how bad it was like over or under or just on the line.issues at home maybe at school and stuff like that. so they do not have all that sadness. and so they don’t kill there self over all the sadness.

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  19. Jonathan Davis
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 11:11:19

    What I notice is jealousy at schools. Some I’ve seen actually bully because of their relationship with no one. I know that teens actually post naked photos, offensive photos, and photos of pranks to them. These can cause someone to send it to another person and it goes on to you. I don’t see how the Iphone app works due to the video up there. Though, I do see that it can work to make bullies guilty and/or go to jail.

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  20. obed bautista
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 11:11:37

    i dont know. it seems good and cool but some people will download it. but its good how you can get this things of your chest. you can also express your feelings. but we have to see if it works.

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  21. samuel
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 11:12:45

    it will help to have the app because people who get bulled will have this and wont die. so i think that its a good thing to have this. so it will help other people so people wont get heart all the time. so everybody should have this if you getting bulled.

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  22. Catherine Geary
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 11:13:38

    This app is helpful by trying to stop bullying.
    People that are getting bullied can stick up for themselves y using the new app.
    Some things a teen might post to their website is: Stop Bullying or else.
    Something else is and stuff about the new app.
    I would hate getting bullied and others would too.

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  23. Ju$tice chadwell
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 11:15:24

    I like the idea of the app but how will it work? I also think that MTV has the right idea. They are really trying to help out kids who need help with their bullying problems. I think that this will really help out because its giving the kids that are bullied more protection. I also really like the Trevor Project because it shows bullied kids that their is always someone to help.

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  24. Jaython Elliott 3rd
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 11:16:47

    You can tell what has happened to other people. You can tell if it is too much. Some things that could be posted are being punched and kicked. Also being beaten with a bat. People can help you by telling you what you should do.

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  25. teaira swazya
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 11:17:08

    i think it is helpful because that kid get to tell how he or she was being bulled an you get to judge it an then you can tell if that ever will happen to you.

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  26. beckham
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 11:19:22

    This app is very helpful. There has been bullying in school the past few years A LOT!! Actually in 4th and 3rd grade i have gotten bullied. Its not very cool. This app will probably have a lot of kids go on there!!!

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  27. jamie logsdon
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 11:22:44

    i think NOBODY should be bullying because they dont know how it feels to say all mean thing to a other person nobody should make fun of a person just because they are different because we all fit in no matter what and kids get beat up and they are scared and yes bullying is a HUGE thing in school and special they do it on computers because it might not be them it could be there couis or it can be some one else and it not safe so we need to stop all this stuff because are tried of bullying and plus people that see bullying might go over and say something and then there scared they are going to be bulled and thats the reason why kinds or even growed up kill thereself now a days and it is just not safe for bulling maybe one day we can write a letter to all the bullies out her in the world and try to get them to STOP bulling and never let people put you down you got to take a stand and when you tell teacher sometime they dont listen but DONT let that stop you from telling more people and tell a close frriend so they can tell the teacher

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  28. senia rascon 5th hour
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 13:19:54

    they can discuss/share their feelings. And it will help them by expressing themselves. They will share things things that they wouldn’t tell someone in person.

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  29. Derek Emerson
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 13:20:13

    You can tell what has happened to other people. You can tell if it is too much. Some things that could be posted are being punched and kicked. Also being beaten with weapons. That app can help because it lets people tell you what you can do about the bully. 🙂

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  30. kara allen 5thh periodd
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 13:20:35

    i think it will be good because it will teach kids not to bully and teach them whhen to stop and show them that if they were bullyied they would not like it so if you dont want it done to you, dont do it to other people.

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  31. Cr3ti@ M@y$
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 13:21:20

    That’s A Awezomeful (DON”T TAKE MY WORD) idea. I think it wpuld help bunches because theres’s thousands of kids that get bullied, which is sad 😦 Maybe it could help people think of ways to put a stop to it. I hate BULLYING and BULLIES, nobody should have to deal with that. thats what I think :)!!!!

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  32. Devin Tyree 5th
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 13:21:21

    I for one think it is a good idea. This app can help not just the bullied but the bullys as well. Once the bullys realize what they are doing maybe they will stop. Also some things people would put on the app is how they were bullied and who bullied them. Along with that how to get over bulling. That is what i think.

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  33. destiny hughes
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 13:21:45

    i think this app is help full because it helps kids know when they are being bullied over the line and when they need to tell some one. it also helps kids vent there feeling instead of keeping them bundled inside and making matters worse.

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  34. sean cole
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 13:21:49

    i think this is helpful for kids who are bullied because it helps them express there feelings and maybe get all the stress out. so it is probably a good thing. a lot of people will probably use it and go on it.

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  35. William Fogle
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 13:22:41

    I think this is a great idea. Teens can talk about bullies and relive stress. This could help people see the wrong that is done by bullies. I think teens will enjoy this app. I like that someone is standing for bully victims.

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  36. Alexa
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 13:23:41

    I think that bullying is really wrong. I can ruin peoples life and make them feel like there nothing and it hurts! I’ve never been bullied before but I know that it can hurt people…. some people even kill them self over this. Everyone should treat everyone the way the want to be treated. It’s not fun or fair.

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  37. GABRIELA PARGA
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 13:24:29

    well teens these days are so mean to each other. like i feel like they’re just jealous or some how to them its funny but it really isn’t. this app could help because some people who are being bullied sort of feel like they are alone and no one understands them but with this app they can see and read how other people face the everyday tragedy like bullying. so it could be good and helpful

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  38. Allison Timmons
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 13:25:10

    I think bulling is just plan mean and people who bully other human beans must have been bullied before. also another reason people bully other people is because they’re going through a hard time at home or their life.L.O.L- allison

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  39. jerimy
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 13:25:22

    i think this app would help teens by giving them someone to confess to cause most teens don’t tell their parents cause they feel that they can’t tell or trust their parents they feel like their parents will tell other people and they will get made fun of. they could fix their problems by ignoring the bully or by finding out why the bully does what they do.

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  40. CHARLES GREENE
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 13:25:28

    I think that it would help a few people. I say that because bullying is never going to stop as hard as we try its not. People will be inspire to go out and help other people to stop bullying. I dont think it will stop because people dont even know when they are bullying

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  41. Jessie
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 13:57:35

    People should stop bullying because lots of people are dying because of a lil thing

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  42. Allisha
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 14:01:13

    I think the most teens will probably use it because it will help them a lot.Because not only will it tell them if their bully went to far but it will also tell them. That their not the only ones and that these things can and mite happen to a lot of other people.Some teens may actually put the name or names of the the bullies,and if other people besides teens go on there………then the bullies may get caught so they wont be bullying anyone anymore.lolzz

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  43. Kayla Shelburne
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 08:23:25

    This is helpful because many teens can express their feelings about the bullying or anything else. Things teens might say is how they feel, hoping they would stop, how they feel about why they bully you, and maybe the bullies at their schools. The teens could get help from the app because they can see all the other teens who got bullied and not feel ashamed because they are not alone.

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  44. jimmy mefford
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 08:30:17

    it is a helpful thing because it will hopefully get the bullies to stop being mean. And it can let the people that are getting bullied tell someone and so that they can get help from someone.

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  45. Mariah Segevan- 3rd period
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 11:19:39

    It’s good for people to have that app if they are being bullied, they can at least express there emotions and feelings. But no matter what you do, you can’t really stop bully’s because you don’t know when you are being bullied. It could be on the bus, at home, school, football games etc. But i think no one deserves to be bullied. But its really a good thing there’s a new app out to help them express there feelings and talk to other people and see what has happened to them in the past. Being bullied could lead to suicide or death. I hope it inspires people to stop bullying.

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  46. kara 1st period
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 08:13:12

    it could help because it makes them feel better because now people can see whats happening to them in there life. They feel better and not alone in it and they can see that other people get bullied to. And it can help there problems get solved and they will show a teacher or parent and they will help.

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  47. taya barber ☺☻♥
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 08:20:17

    It could be helpful in many way’s. One is it’s a way to share and express your feelings. Also, it could probably make some bullies think about their actions, and how they affect people. They might post videos of what they go through or things someone said to them. This could probably actually save someones life. It might keep them from doing something wrong or stupid.

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