SafeGuard: A Web-Based Application to Guard Against Cyberbullying


  •  Mudasser F. Wyne    
  •  Jigyasaa Sood    
  •  Christopher Kempton    
  •  Thuyet Dao    

Abstract

In this day and age there is a consistent rise in the usage of social media amongst all age groups thus, more people have established an online presence that makes these users more susceptible to becoming a target of cyberbullying. SafeGuard is a web-based application that monitors social media accounts and detects critical keywords such as “hurt”, “die”, etc., and phrases to detect cyberbullying threats and emotional distress in a person’s social media post. Once a monitor discovers a match, an alert is generated for the end user in which they can initiate human intervention. This application is a new strategy for academic institution that allows them to be proactive rather than reactive against cyberbullying.



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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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