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5 Top Social Startups tackling Cyberbullying

Curious about new social technological advancements? Explore our analysis of 169 global startups & scaleups and learn how their solutions tackle cyberbullying!

Staying ahead of the technology curve means strengthening our social impact. That is why we give you data-driven innovation insights into social technologies. This time, you get to discover 5 hand-picked startups tackling cyberbullying.

Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Startups tackling Cyberbullying out of 169

The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 2.093.000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies & relevant startups within a specific field in just a few clicks.

The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 169 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 social tech startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 164 startups tackling cyberbullying, get in touch.

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Bodyguard offers Protection against Bullying on Social Media

The number of social media users is increasing day by day and so are the cases of bullying on these platforms. Instances of threats, body-shaming, and trolling are very common and have serious effects on the mental health of victims. To tackle this issue, startups are developing software and mobile applications that offer protection against online bullying, especially on social media channels, through continuous monitoring and filtering.

French startup Bodyguard offers a mobile application that protects individuals and businesses against cyberbullying on social media. Through comprehending text, the solution acts as a real-time moderator, detecting toxic comments even when emojis, abbreviations, censored words, and typos are used. The solution then deletes these comments before the affected user can read them. This enables users to adjust the protection level against insults, threats, trolling, body-shaming, racism, homophobia, misogyny, hate, sexual or moral harassment. Moreover, the app also notifies parents via email if their kids receive a comment from a bully, or are authors of hateful comments. The solution also works for businesses to keep a check on their online platforms.

Kaitiaki assists Parents & Schools to defend Kids from Cyberbullying

With the advancement of learning techniques, children and young teenagers are increasingly required to have access to the internet. As a result, they often become either victims or predators of cyberbullying. Hence, information technology startups are offering solutions that assist parents to protect their children from online bullying and schools to educate pupils on how to identify a bully and effectively deal with the same.

Kaitiaki is an Italian startup that assists parents and schools to defend children from cyberbullying with their products Kaitiaki SAFE and Kaitaiki EDU respectively. Kaitiaki SAFE understands text and recognizes risky behavior patterns and profile anomalies, analyzes images and videos, identifies nudity, inappropriate phrases, etc. Further, the software sends alerts to the parents or profile managers when it detects dangers. Additionally, it learns new behavior patterns, which is useful for solving new cases. Kaitiaki EDU helps schools to pre-check its potential level of cyberbullying and assist children to recognize the situations and languages ​​of the same.

Someturva enables Influencers to tackle Online Sexual Harassment

Influencers such as political candidates, activists, journalists, social media personalities, etc. have large fan bases – but they often have haters too. As a result, they are often the victims of cyberbullying, especially online sexual harassment. To tackle this problem, startups are providing software solutions that enable public personas to report incidents of online abuse and take legal action. Moreover, startups also offer counseling services keeping in mind the psychological effect of such bullies.

Finnish startup Someturva develops software that allows influencers to report incidents of online sexual harassment through an anonymous application. Following that, the solution assigns a specialized lawyer and social psychologist to review the case. The user then receives a personal assessment and tools to resolve the situation. The software also enables them to discuss their situation and get solution proposals over a remote meeting.

Tall Poppy helps Companies protect their Employees from Online Harassment

Professionals who attract attention online through their work or expression of opinion are often targeted for online harassment, which includes stalking, threats, defamation, identity theft, impersonation, trolling, exposing sensitive personal information, etc. The chances are even higher if they are women, belong to the LGBTQIA+ community, or religious minorities. Hence, technology startups are enabling organizations to safeguard their employees online by helping them take control of their personal digital safety.

Tall Poppy is a US-based startup that helps companies protect employees from online harassment. The online digital safety management platform includes password management, authentication strategies, timely support, and access to legal resources. Incident responders assess the risk of specific harassing or threatening messages and prepare the employees to work effectively with law enforcement. They assist with takedowns of personal information through DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) or Terms of Service requests with hosting providers and if required, offer referrals to other support professionals. The platform also gives anti-harassment training to the employees, including what information is sensitive and how to minimize the exposure to it.

Kidas develops Anti-Cyberbullying Software for Online Video Games

While playing online video games, children and teenagers often use abusive language and say inappropriate things to other players, thus making the latter victims of cyberbullying. As a result, startups are developing software specially designed for offering protection against online bullies in video games by alerting the parents whenever such incidents occur.

Israeli startup Kidas develops anti-cyberbullying software for online video games. The application automatically scans and analyzes voice communications and live chats during video games and alerts parents through emails when it detects cyberbullying or online predators. It runs silently in the background, sharing only necessary information, thus, respecting the children’s privacy. The startup complies with US privacy regulations, including COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule), and does not share data with third parties.

Discover more Social Tech Startups

Social tech startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on CSR, HR, sustainability as well as privacy. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing various industries, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more social technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download one of our free Industry Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.

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