Tellonym, an anonymous messaging app, is freaking parents out


An app is once again making it easier for teens to talk trash about each other.

There is growing worry among parents, digital watchdog organizations, and schools about an app called Tellonym. The app lets users ask and answer questions about each other anonymously — a concept that some say is enabling cyberbullying and cruelty.

Founded in 2016 by a trio of teenaged students in Germany, Tellonym says on the App Store that it has 13 million users worldwide; the app monitoring service SensorTower reports that the app had 600,000 downloads in January 2019.  Read more…

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