One in five young people stated in the JIM Study 2019 that false or offensive content about themselves had already been disseminated online. One third of young people also know of cases of cyberbullying among their acquaintances. Bullying on the Internet can become a serious burden for young people. Those affected often do not manage to free themselves from such a psychologically stressful situation without help. For this reason, members of the klicksafe youth advisory board developed an app in 2016 to help those affected, but also bystanders - so-called bystanders - to counter digital bullying: the cyber bullying first aid app.
In short video clips, the two media scouts, Emilia and Tom, give concrete tips to those affected, encourage them and accompany them in their first steps to take action against cyber bullying. In addition to legalinformation and links to counseling centers, young people can also find tutorials on reporting, blocking or deleting offensive comments on social media platforms.
The content of the cyber-bullying first aid app has been expanded to include tutorials and appears in a new klicksafe design for Android and iOS. It is initially available for download in the popular app stores in German and English. The app will be available in Luxembourgish, French, Lithuanian and Slovenian from mid-October 2020. Accompanying materials for the app (flyer, sticker & postcard) will be available in the klicksafe ordering system from next week.