Monica Lewinsky (Yes, Monica Lewinsky) Launches Anti-Bullying Emojis
Monica Lewinsky knows a thing or two about being harassed. Now, she wants to help others.
The world's most (in)famous (former) intern has unveiled the #BeStrongEmoji keyboard app on Vanity Fair, which she helped develop with a company called Vodafone.
According to People, the emojis "are meant to provide teens with a way to 'communicate support in a bullying situation.'"
Support — whether it’s from friends or strangers — matters. Trust me on this. In today’s world, particularly online and especially for younger people, support — knowing you are not alone — is vital and can even save lives."
The app, which is free, will be available beginning Tuesday, which, not so coincidentally, is World Safer Internet Day.
Considering a recent survey that was conducted as part of this initiative found that 20% of teens have been cyberbullied, this little measure could be at least a step in the direction of ending attacking people in an online forum.
Then again, Lewinsky may find herself the target of cyberbullying herself for launching the emojis, which would be ironic.