Warning for parents over cyber bullying app

A warning has been issued over an app that has been linked with cyber bullying.

We are asking all parents to be on the look out for an app called SimSimi, as it has been reportedly used for anonymous cyber bullying - an issue of great current concern in schools throughout the province.

SimSimi looks harmless, but as it allows users to chat anonymously and comments generated through the chat interface can be incredibly hurtful or personal.

Our advice is to talk to your children about the dangers of this app and, if it has been downloaded on their phones, to remove it immediately.

For more information about the issues and potential risks of SimSimi read this recent Northern Ireland BBC online report