SayAt.Me App Guide for Parents & Educators

Have these delivered to your inbox each week

SayAt.Me App Guide for Parents & Educators

March 29, 2018
Green Zone

Parents and Teachers: This app is listed in the SmartSocial.com Green Zone.
We believe this app is a STARTING POINT for your student, but that you must monitor your student on every app they are on. Join our weekly newsletter to learn about the 100+ App Reviews at SmartSocial.com

Gray Zone

Parents and Teachers: Please note this app is listed in the SmartSocial.com Gray Zone.
Parents should participate in these apps with students to keep them safe.
Join our weekly newsletter to learn about the 100+ App Reviews at SmartSocial.com

Red Zone

Parents and Teachers: This app is listed in the SmartSocial.com Red Zone. We believe this app is not safe for students to use without adult supervision. Join our weekly newsletter to learn about the 100+ App Reviews at SmartSocial.com

Dangerous Social media challenges

Parents and Teachers: This app is listed as a Dangerous Social Media Challenge. Knowing about social media challenges before your teen does can help you keep them safe before an incident occurs. Join our weekly newsletter to learn about the 100+ App Reviews at SmartSocial.com

Table of Contents

The SayAt.Me app is an anonymous website and app, on the Google Play Store, that allows users to gather feedback from others.

What is the SayAt.Me app?

  • SayAt.Me is an anonymous website and app, on the Google Play Store, that allows users to gather feedback from others
  • Users create a unique feedback URL to share on other social media networks like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc...
  • People write anonymous feedback about that user on their unique URL
  • Feedback is sent privately to the user
  • Users decide which feedback messages goes public. Once public, people can leave comments on that feedback
  • When a user leaves feedback on someone’s URL, they have the ability to private message each other anonymously
  • After being made aware that police were investigating a bullying related suicide associated with the app, SayAt.Me suspended their website but it is back online

SayAt.Me Marketing Says

  • With Sayat.me you can gather sincere and honest feedback from your social circle. Get feedback. Start growing. Become a better you!
  • The feedback written stays anonymous, which helps people to be more open in their opinions. For example, you can use sayat.me, if you don't want to say something face to face because you are afraid of the other person's reaction
  • ...You may write almost anything - what you like about the person or what you dislike; what type of characteristics he or she should develop further or what sort of character traits it would be better to suppress
  • Honest feedback helps you find out how your own self-image differs from what other people see in you. If you're lucky, you may just as well be confirmed that others think you are just the sort of person you strive to be

Why should parents care?

  • Anonymous apps are breeding grounds for cyberbullying behavior. Some students feel like they can hide behind anonymity on social media to hurt others
  • SayAt.Me encourages users to compare their self-image to other people’s opinions which can be damaging to a developing tween or teen
  • Users must be 16 or older to sign up, however it is really easy to sign up if you’re younger than 16 since there is no age verification process
  • Apps that encourage users to privately message each other anonymously can bring out the worst in tweens and teens. Sometimes, students use apps like these to hide activity from their parents
  • When opening a unique URL, SayAt.Me uses pop-ups to tell users to be nice to others and to select “Yes, I’ll be nice” or “NO, I’m a heckin’ bully”. However, if you select the bully option you are not restricted from leaving feedback or commenting on feedback

SayAt.Me App in the News

SayAt.Me has been under scrutiny since the death of [a 15 year old student] from England, who committed suicide after reportedly receiving bullying messages on the app. –The New York Times
[SayAt.Me] has been criticised for creating a vehicle for cyber-bullying among school children. –Telegraph

What users are saying about the SayAt.Me app

People I know have gotten hurtful and mean comments on here. This app is prone to bullying which is awful. Do not download.
It is a very bad app for children

Source: Common Sense Media

What can parents do?

  • If your student uses SayAt.Me, have them delete their account and discuss the dangers of using it
  • Have regular discussions with your student about positive online behavior and how social media can be used as a tool as opposed to a pass time
  • When you’re ready for your student to be online, work with them to use apps that positively impact their digital footprint. Check out our Parent App Guide page and consider using the apps in our Green Zone (and be on all apps your kids are using)
  • Teach your student that they do not need to follow every trend or download every popular app. When anonymous apps like SayAt.Me become popular with teens, encourage your student to think twice and ask a parent before using it

Share Your Thoughts With Our Team

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Become a free newsletter subscriber to get our social media suggestions in your email every Tuesday & Thursday.
Dotted arrow to right
Join the Smart Social weekly newsletter for FREE guides
Right arrow
Josh Ochs headshot Round
Host a Positive Social Media Zoom Training  For Your Organization

Our remote presentations (and website) teaches over a million students each year how to shine online. We teach students how their accounts can be used to create a portfolio of positive accomplishments that impress colleges and employers.

Request SmartSocial.com To Train Your Community
Right arrow
SmartSocial podcast logo
Join Our Smart Social Podcast each week on iTunes

With over 240 episodes, Josh Ochs interviews psychologists, therapists, counselors, teachers, and parents while showing you how to navigate social media to someday shine online.

Listen on:

Apple Podcasts
Google Podcasts
Youtube
Spotify

Parents: Do you know the specific dangers inside of TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, Fortnite, Minecraft, Roblox (and more)?

Support us (by becoming a VIP Member) to learn every danger you need to know...

The SmartSocial.com VIP membership is the leading parent-friendly and student-friendly video training program that shows students how to be positive (and productive) online. Our video courses (and live events) reduce frustration between parents and students and teach students to excel with a positive digital footprint.

Read More From Smart Social:

Read More Posts On Our Blog
Right arrow

Free Parent Night: 25+ Dangers On
TikTok,  Snapchat, Instagram, Fortnite, Netflix, YouTube & More (Multiple Dates).

Join Josh for a presentation that will teach you the hidden safety features of TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, Netflix, Discord, Fortnite, Twitch & more! (Register Here)

Register For Our Free Parent Event
Right arrow
Parent Event: 25+ Dangers on TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram, Fornite, Netflix & YouTube by Josh Ochs SmartSocial.com