Our last post was a review on a great Android game app for kids called Scott’s Submarine. It came to our attention (or we started thinking about it, anyway) that kids face all sorts of challenges in today’s world and of course our mind set in on bullying. After a quick search of the Android Market on Google Play we came across Bully Block by Android app developer Spy Parent LLC.
Right off the bat we could see the huge value that this could give to young people and give parents some peace of mind that their child was armed with a hi-tech app that can help protect them and gather information to catch and stop bullies in the act. Not only that, but this app is currently being used by students to capture the acts of bullying teachers and it is working great. Teachers shouldn’t use their position and authority against any student in an unhealthy way.
Crooked teachers…BEWARE…Bully Block is here!
The Bully Block app allows users to covertly record verbal threats and harassment, block inappropriate texts and pictures (e.g. sexting), and utilize auto respond features. Unlike other apps on the market, Bully Block blocks bullies that utilize private or unknown numbers to engage in cyberbullying. We like this a lot. How many times a day is a child bullied but never have any proof of how severe it is? This is the best way to catch and put a stop to bullies so that your child can live without fear and concentrate on school and proper socializing.
Features of the Android App Bully Block include:
This is a stealth recording button that can be put into operation as the bully approaches to capture all the threats and action taken against the child being bullied. After recorded, the audio file can be forwarded in a text or email attachment.
This is a unique blacklist feature that allows users to block all sms or mms messages from bullies. When the bully calls after being blacklisted, her or she will either hear a busy signal or pre-recorded message. All phone calls and text message from blocked list are automatically routed to the bully file thereby preventing any communication with the bully and storing numbers as evidence.
Bully File captures all texts, pictures, and videos that the user copies to the file. The cyberbullying incidents are logged on the user’s SD card to be used as evidence for parents, school administrators, HR departments, and law enforcement.
Bully Block currently has a 3.2 out of 5 star rating on the Google Play review section. We can tell you that the app is a lot better than that and when this app gets out those ratings are sure to rise.
User Comments for this Android App:
“I like that you can block private numbers & you can store evidence on an SD card. My sister is a teacher & I told her to tell her students to get this”
“Amazing app! Excactly what I needed for my son and family! Recommended!”
Our children are the most important things in our lives. With all the news reports of bullying incidents these days, some resulting in death and suicide, we’re proud to review this app. The app developer has taken a responsible stance on a very serious subject and set in motion a way to fix it! Great job and Great App!