Smartphone app combats hate crimes Victims and bystanders can anonymously report cyberbullying and hate crimes with the CombatHate App, available now for iOS and Android, according to CSNChicago. Users can report hate crime incidents to law enforcement, and are referred to stopbullying.gov for information and advice on coping with bullying. The app was developed by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Los Angeles based human rights organization. Superior Court Judge David Wesley and Los Angeles Deputy Police Chief Michael Downing released the app along with representatives from the Wiesenthal center in February 2014.
bullying awareness and prevention
Following a successful Light in the Darkness screening and discussion in September, Not In Our Town: Princeton has actively addressed issues of discrimination and racism through the group's blog. The NIOT group has identified bullying in particular as an issue of concern facing the Princeton community. After viewing the documentary at the Princeton Public Library, audience members engaged in a thought-provoking discussion that ended with many participants recalling past bullying experiences, while others offered suggestions on how to responsibly combat bullying—as described in the group's post, republished here. Heartbreaking and Thoughtful: Responses to Bullying By Marietta Taylor Nearly 60 people -- youth and adults -- came on Sept. 12, 2011, at the Princeton Public Library to see and discuss Light in the Darkness, a Not in Our Town/PBS documentary about hate crime. Their comments were heartbreaking and thoughtful, as recorded below.