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South Korea Clamps Down on Cyberbullying

People try out Samsung Galaxy phones at the Samsung Electronics' headquarters in Seoul
South Korea is trying to counter the increasing tendency among teenagers to bully each other online © Kim Hong-Ji – Reuters

Parents will get an alert whenever their kid receives a suspect message

South Korea is launching an alert service that will notify parent’s when their kid receives instant-messages containing swear words or other inappropriate words, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The purpose of the service is to counter an increasing occurrence of verbal abuse and cyber-bullying in one of the world’s most wired countries.

The alert service is currently under development by the Korea Communications Commission and will be rolled out in July.

[Wall Street Journal]

 

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