Can Talking to Strangers be the Solution to Bullying?

Crowdsourcing confronts bullying and human connection wins

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Dec 7, 2016 · 6 min read

The more startling news? Most kids — 87% of them — have seen bullying happen.

For whatever reason, many of these incidents go unreported. Worse, the lasting effects of bullying can be devastating for young people. Even fatal. According to a Yale University study, bully victims are “two to nine times more likely to report suicidal thoughts than other children.”

Survey says: Helping each other helps everyone

The results of Sensay’s October NoBully initiative in partnership with the PTA and mom bloggers offers some promising results. Participants sought advice and help for themselves, and also for those they witnessed being bullied.

“We’re extremely pleased that companies like Sensay are solving real world problems for our teen user base” –Josh Jacobs, Kik

What Is Sensay?

“We’re pleased to see Sensay making a difference because of its ability to build genuine human connection” –Erin Reilly, Twilio

“Enabling communications to support those in crisis is something we’ve been focused on at Twilio. We’re pleased to see Sensay making a difference because of its ability to build genuine human connection,” said Erin Reilly, Executive Director, Twilio. “It’s great to see technology working to help us become more caring toward one another. We’re proud that Sensay’s SMS platform is built on Twilio, and that we had a role in supporting this initiative.”

Data speaks volumes…of people helping people

Word cloud from chats on Sensay’s NoBully tribe in October

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