A Positively Wonderful App

A new app has been created that may help combat cyber bulling. Austin Kevitch was in high school when he first came up with the idea for the app that allows users to send compliments to each other anonymously. He was struck how soon after his friend’s sudden death, positive and loving messages flooded in on his social media sites. Austin thought it would have meant so much to his friend if he’d received them while he was alive. Today “Brighten” is being used by classrooms across the country with some teachers improvising with a low tech version. Each day, a different group of students received pieces of paper with hand-drawn iPhones on them and their own “brightens” hand written on the papers. Experts are noting this project isn’t just good for the person receiving the “Brightens” but “Anytime a child can say something positive to someone ― even if it’s someone they don’t know ― it causes a very positive brain interaction.”

—LOVE THIS! Right now it is only available for iOS but an Android version is in the works.

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