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Michigan educators warn of bullying on ‘After School’ app

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Officials from at least three Livingston County school districts are warning parents of an app that’s turned some of its students into victims of cyberbullying.

After School — Funny Anonymous School News For Confessions and Compliments — is a free app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, according to the iTunes store. It’s described as an “anonymous and private message board for your school,” and users must use their Facebook accounts to verify they’re a student of said school before accessing its associated message board.

“What makes this app so appealing to our youth is that all of this can be done anonymously, which makes it very difficult for us as both school officials and parents to hold our children accountable,” Pinckney Community Schools Superintendent Rick Todd wrote in a districtwide e-mail Wednesday read more

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