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South Korea Clamps Down on Cyberbullying

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

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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