Senator Mark Kirk introduces anti-bullying app

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CHICAGO, IL - US Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois introduced a new strategy to stem cyber-bullying called "Back Off Bullies." It's a smartphone app geared toward kindergarten through 5th grade students. The app was started in the wake of suicides attributed to bullying on social media.

Kirk's office says statistics show that bullying affects more than 40 percent of the students in Illinois.  Kirk worked with his student leadership advisory board and workers at Motorola Mobility to come up with the app.

The app is like a game, featuring fun questions that stress healthy relationships. You can downloaded it for free at the Google Play store.

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