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Parents Beware: The Sarahah App Could Be Dangerous For Your Kids

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If you’ve been on Facebook lately, you’ve probably seen this….

Sarahah App
Mandy James, TSM

Look familiar? Who or what is Sarahah?

I am so in the dark with this kind of stuff so I wanted to do some research.

Here’s what I found:

According to Chicago Now, Sarahah is apparently “the app of the summer.” It’s an app that originated in Saudi Arabia that allows it’s users to share messages anonymously.  It was originally created for employees to give honest feedback to their superiors without the fear of being reprimanded or fired. In fact, Sarahah in arabic means “frankly.”

The app store describes it as,

Sarahah helps you in discovering your strengths and areas for improvement by receiving honest feedback from your employees and your friends in a private manner.

Loose translation: Sarahah helps you point out other peoples flaws and weaknesses without any intention of hoping that they improve, just because you gave them “honest feedback.” And oh yeah, they won’t know who you are and they can’t respond either.

Again that’s a loose translation, and I’m sure not everyone who’s downloaded the app is using it in a hurtful manner, but if you’re a parent, you might want to see if your child has this app downloaded to their phone.

I haven’t tried it yet, but friends of mine who have have described it as the most passive aggressive app that allows people to be the absolute worst to each other. Kids, teens, and even adults are using the app to rate others based on physical appearances, social media posts and more.

Experts say if your child or teen has already downloaded the app, that you should be monitoring what kind of communications they’re getting, ask them to be open and honest about it; and if they haven’t downloaded it yet but show interest- encourage them to not create a Sarahah account.

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