NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook and Time Warner Inc. launched an app on Monday designed to help prevent bullying among children and young adults.
The app on Facebook's site is part of a broader partnership the
two companies formed earlier this summer. The partnership calls for
Facebook, which has more than 750 million users, and Time Warner to use their clout to raise awareness about bullying and encourage
kids and adults to stop it.
The app is called "Stop Bullying: Speak Up" and is aimed at
those who might witness bullying, on and off Facebook. It offers
resources on prevention, and asks children and adults to take an
online pledge to speak up if they see bullying.
As of Monday afternoon more than 2,600 of the 3,600 people who
took the pledge were adults.
Time Warner's Cartoon Network has been running a "Stop
Bullying: Speak Up" campaign since last year.
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