Phone Apps to block users and content

Bullyblock for Android based devices lets You Collect Evidence to Bust Those Bullies

Bully Block for Android wants to help address the problem of cyber bullying via cell phones.
While other anti-bullying apps mainly feature anonymous reporting—which Bully Block can do too—this app also automatically blocks inappropriate texts and pictures, can auto-respond to messages, and even covertly captures incidents to email them out to the proper officials. Available now for $1.29.

Bully Block captures and block bullies that are causing you and your family harm. The Bully Block app allows users to covertly record verbal threats and harassment, block inappropriate texts and pictures (e.g. sexting), and utilize auto respond features. Unlike other apps on the market, Bully Block blocks bullies that utilize private or unknown numbers to engage in cyberbullying. Bully Block also has instant reporting features that allow the user to email or text abusive behavior to parents, teachers, HR departments, and law enforcement. All audio, messages, and calls are stored on the phone SD card.
Bully Capture
Bully Capture utilizes a stealth recorder to captures bullies within the act. When a bully approaches, the user pushes a button on the app and the cell phone will go into stealth mode and secretly record the bully. After the recording, the user can forward the audio as an email attachment or text message to the appropriate authorities. Additionally, Audio can be downloaded to the bully file to authenticate the bully’s voice for legal evidence.
Bully Blacklist
Bully Block has a unique blacklist feature that allows users to block all sms or mms messages from bullies. When the bully calls after being blacklisted, her or she will either hear a busy signal or pre-recorded message. All phone calls and text message from blocked list are automatically routed to the bully file thereby preventing any communication with the bully and storing numbers as evidence.

Bully File
Bully File captures all texts, pictures, and videos that the user copies to the file. The cyberbullying incidents are logged on the user’s SD card to be used as evidence for parents, school administrators, HR departments, and law enforcement. The evidence collected in the bully file will provide enough info for law enforcement to charge bullies with crimes.
Instant Reporting
Bully Block allows the user to forward inappropriate texts, pics, or videos via text messaging or email. Teens can forward information to their parents or school officials in real time. Employees can forward information to their HR department.

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Adina's Deck. Debbie Heimowitz, 2007, 30 min.
This interactive “choose your own adventure” television pilot series geared towards girls 9-14 concerns four tech-savvy characters with experiences in cyberbullying who now help their friends on the Internet.

Cyberbullies. Monmouth Junction, NJ: Meridian Education Corporation, 2006, 19 min.
This 19-minute video uses dramatizations and Q & A discussions to expand awareness of the issue of cyberbullying. Topics discussed include cyberbullying warning signs, common patterns of abuse, strategies for responding when cyberbullying occurs and legal problems involving privacy and libel.Cyberbullying Prevention Public Service Announcements. National Crime Prevention Council, 2007 The NCPC’s cyberbullying prevention campaign features several audio and video spots, all under a minute in length, that target 12 and 13-year-olds, particularly girls. They promote the message, “if you wouldn’t say it in person, you shouldn’t say it online” and urge viewers to put an end to the cyberbullying chain.

Let’s Fight it Together. Childnet; Department for Children, Schools and Families, 2007, 7 min.
This film, available via the Internet, was produced in the United Kingdom to help sensitize young people to the pain and hurt which can be caused by cyberbullying.

PRIMETIME: Cyberbullying - Cruel intentions. Howell, MI: ABC News, 2006, 40 min.; ge=1 Diane Sawyer reports on how cell phones, digital cameras and personal Web sites combine in new ways that seems to encourage and amplify the meanness of teenage behavior.

Stop Bullying...Take A Stand! NY: Castle Works, Inc., 2005, 30 min.
Hosted by Miss America 2003, herself a victim of severe harassment, this program presents a multifaceted approach to preventing bullying, as well as providing help to targets, parents and bystanders. One segment focuses on cyberbullying, with an AOL consumer advisor giving parents and teens advice about how to deal with online harassment;

Statistics & Research Studies
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Online Resources: Websites on Cyberbullying and Online Safety

Anti-Defamation League
Provides information on in-school workshops and tips for responding to cyberbullying.

Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use
Provides effective strategies to assist young people in developing the skills to behave in a safe, responsible and legal manner when using the Internet.
Provides resources to combat online social cruelty among students. Grade levels 6–12.
Explores the causes and consequences of online harassment; includes fact sheets and resources.

Provides online professional development and free curricular resources on cyber safety, Internet ethics, creativity and critical thinking.

A non-profit foundation that incorporates classroom curriculum with community outreach to empower students, teachers, parents and law enforcement to make the Internet a safer place.

Run by The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children; offers information and resources on Internet safety for educators, parents/guardians, teens, younger children and law enforcement.

Partners Against Hate
Provides a downloadable guide for educators and parents on teaching Internet safety skills.

Stop Bullying Now! Information, Prevention, Tips and Games
Provides resources and tools as part of the Take a Stand, Lend a Hand, Stop Bullying Now campaign.

Stop Cyberbullying
Provides definitions, strategies and legal considerations relating to cyberbullying.

Wired Kids, Inc.
Dedicated to protecting Internet users from cybercrime and abuse, and teaching responsible Internet use; operates several programs and sites, including,,,,, and