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Burnbook: What Parents Need to Know About the Controversial App

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(Mashable) – “This app was created to increase cyberbullying. There’s no other reason.”

So begins the current top review on iTunes for the controversial Burnbook app. The social networking service has made headlines across the country in recent weeks for bringing anonymous cyberbullying and threats of violence to American high schools.

The same reviewer goes on to say, “The app has become popular at my school and is specifically targeting a small group of people. I wish I could repeat the evil things that were posted so I could get my point across, but I cannot bring myself to spread those gruesome things even further.”

Burnbook’s press hasn’t just been about bullying. After a student made a threat via the app that they would bring a gun to Del Norte High School in San Diego, Jonathan Lucas, the CEO and developer of Burnbook, told NBC San Diego changes would be made.

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