Schools warn of bullying linked to SimSimi app

The app lets users view anonymous, and often insulting, messages left about them

School principals are warning parents about an anonymous chat app linked to cyberbullying which is sweeping Irish classrooms. Several schools have sent letters or text messages to parents in recent days asking them to discuss use of the SimSimi app with their children. The app allows users to view anonymous – and often insulting – messages left about them by typing in their name.

SimSimi is the most downloaded app in Ireland on Apple’s iTunes charts and the second most-downloaded app on the Google Play store.

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