The 'Amanda' App Makes People Empathetic to the Effects Of Bullying

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Jul 28, 2016
References: canada.shafaqna
A group of university students based in Greece have developed an innovative new anti-bullying that is designed to honor Amanda Todd, who took her own life four years ago at the age of 15 just a short period of time after posting a video in which she described how bullying -- online and offline -- was affecting her.

The app stands out from the crowd because of the manner in which it harnesses the wonders of virtual reality technology to immerse viewers in bullying scenes. The app then measures users' empathy levels and then helps them respond accordingly.

Simply named 'Amanda', this anti-bullying app could prove to be a great way to spread awareness about how bullying affects youth.