Clever new anti-bullying Android app – Block'em

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Sadly cyber bullying is a very common thing with way too many youngsters making hurtful calls and sending offensive text messages.

If you do know of someone who is being bullied point them in the direction of a new app that has been launched for Android phone owners.

Block’em allows people to block out unwanted calls and texts without the hassle of having to change their number. And to avoid further confrontation, the person will not know they have been blocked leaving you with the upper hand.

Block’em is available from the Android App store for only £1.79, with 70% from every purchase going direct to the NSPCC. The app is also available for BlackBerry.

Helen Perry, founder of Block’em, said: “Block’em will not stop the playground bullies, but it will stop them from coming home with you. Block’em gives young people the control and confidence to put a stop to bullying via mobile phones in a non-confrontational way.”

“We all know how hard it is to ignore a text, even when you know it’s not going to be nice, but Block’em simply removes the temptation by stopping unwanted calls and texts. The Block’em App is about empowering young people who are feeling harassed but we’d still urge youngsters to talk to an adult if they’re being bullied in any way.”

For more information about how to stop them with Block’em visit their Facebook page or www.blockem.co.uk.

Ashley Norris

2 comments

  • I wonder how invasive this app’s permissions are? I’d be willing to bet it requires needless permissions, like so many apps do today. Like does it need access to location? I can’t for one second believe there would be a good reason it would need that permission, if it asked for it. I wouldn’t even feel good giving it access to read contact data, because it’s just supposed to block unwanted people, and I can’t see why someone would store that phone number in their contacts.

  • I wonder how invasive this app's permissions are? I'd be willing to bet it requires needless permissions, like so many apps do today. Like does it need access to location? I can't for one second believe there would be a good reason it would need that permission, if it asked for it. I wouldn't even feel good giving it access to read contact data, because it's just supposed to block unwanted people, and I can't see why someone would store that phone number in their contacts.

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