‘Cut yourself to death’: Sick cyber bullies using 'anonymous feedback' app Sarahah taunt schoolgirl, 14, to kill herself after just two minutes of her posting that she was feeling down

Mail Online | 1/13/2018 | Keiran Southern For Mailonline
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A schoolgirl has warned about a social media app that has led to her being bullied and told to take her own life in sinister and cruel messages.

The phone app Sarahah, which has over 300 million users worldwide and can be used in conjunction with Snapchat.

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It allows people to give others 'anonymous feedback' on their social media pictures.

Creators of Sarahah claim it can be used as a 'self development tool' to 'discover areas of improvement' and was originally intended for people to use in the workplace. It's popularity soared late last year.

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However, it has been revealed that the app can be far more sinister than the creators intended as it has become a tool used for cyber bullying.

And today, one girl who has been on the receiving end of the online abuse, 14-year-old Jazzminn Chester, of Grimsby, has spoken out about some of the 'disgusting' messages that she has been subjected to after innocently making posts online, telling her to 'cut herself to death' and 'just do people a favour and commit.'

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Jazzminn says that these kinds of messages are common among users of the app, and that they can often appear within minutes of a post being published on platforms like Snapchat.

Some teenagers have received abuse saying everything from calling them horrible names, to goading them into self harm or suicide.

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The app works by someone creating a Sarahah profile and linking it to their Snapchat posts, so that if someone swipes up on the picture they are able to leave an anonymous comment.

Jazzminn, a pupil at The Academy Grimsby, has suffered with mental health problems in the past and alerted her mother, Loretta, to the messages and got the police involved.

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And now she wants to warn others of the dangers.

Jazzminn said: 'I really just want to...
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