What is simsimi? internet safety advice for parents

     

SimSimi is an artificial intelligence chatting robot also known as a chatbot.

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The messenger app currently has a PEGI rating of 16 on the Google Play & iTunes stores.


UPDATE: Under the new E.U General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Ireland has now set the Digital Age of Consent lớn 16 years old. This means young people under the age of 16 in Ireland are not allowed to lớn access this platform.

Chatbots are computer programmes that simulate human conversations on the internet. With the development of artificial intelligence, chatbots are becoming more prominent and many tech firms are investing more in this particular type of technology. Many chatbots are created with a specific purpose in mind, most commonly to provide information or act as customer service point.

Why vì Young People like it?

SimSimi is miễn phí to download to điện thoại cảm ứng thông minh and can be accessed via desktop computer. The tiện ích mascot is a colourful, anime style character which is appealing to lớn young people. The popular tiện ích encourages users lớn continue conversations by using playful language, however much of the language on the app is offensive or contains sexual content. SimSimi is also anonymous, making it easy for users khổng lồ leave hurtful comments about others.

How Does it Work?

Using artificial intelligence, users can begin a conversation with the chatbot. Users can ask anything & the chatbot will respond. The responses can range from a helpful reply to offensive content. There is an option lớn switch off ‘bad words’, this can be done using the app settings.

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Users can also ‘Teach’ the chatbot responses & replies. Users can input any text/phrases/response they wish, the chatbot may then use this as a response lớn other users if the asked that particular question. This particular function is causing concern among schools and parents, with many young people being able to view anonymous responses about themselves when they type their name into the app.

Can I Report Content?

The tiện ích does offer an option to flag responses which are considered: ‘Not interesting // sexually explicit // vulgar or violent // Cyberbullying // other’. There is currently very little information available on the trang web about its terms of service or how it deals with reporting content. The ứng dụng does state: ‘Harass, abuse, defame or otherwise infringe on any other party, you may be subject lớn civil or criminal penalties. ‘ Much of the nội dung on the ứng dụng contains offensive language and sexual nội dung may cause upset for some users.

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Users bởi vì have the ability to use the ‘Name Protect Tool’. This function allows users to input đầu vào their name khổng lồ SimSimi via the settings và will ensure no other user can teach SimSimi a response about your name.

More information relating lớn reporting on the app, cyber-bullying and user privacy can be found here: blog.simsimi.com/simsimi-user-faq.html

What Are the Risks?

SimSimi can be fun to lớn use, however as an anonymous app it can be used as a platform for bullying. Conversations on the ứng dụng can be easily shared on other social networks (Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger, & Twitter among others).

For concerned parents, we

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recommend talking to lớn your child about the apps and social networks they use. Parents should familiarise themselves with the apps their children want to lớn use before making a decision whether it is appropriate for their child khổng lồ use. If your child is using the app, caution should be taken. Users should also ensure the bad words function is switched to almost never khổng lồ help minimise the risk of encountering upsetting or offensive content. Sim Simi users should also consider using the ‘Name Protect Tool’. 

What Can I bởi if my Child Is Being Bullied Online?

1. Don’t Reply: Young people should never reply lớn messages that harass or annoy them. The bully wants to lớn know they have upset their target. If they get a response it feeds into the problem and makes things worse. 2. Keep the Messages: By keeping nasty messages your child will be able lớn produce a record of the bullying, the dates & the times. This will be useful for any subsequent school or Garda investigation.3. Block the Sender: No one needs to put up with someone harassing them. Whether it’s thiết bị di động phones, social networking or chat rooms, children can block contacts through service providers.4. Report Problems: Ensure your child reports any instances of cyber-bullying lớn websites or service providers. Sites lượt thích Facebook have reporting tools. By using these, your child will be passing important information khổng lồ people who can help eradicate cyber-bullying.

Children need lớn understand the emotional damage cyber-bullying, và all other forms of bullying, can cause. All forms of bullying hurt, all cause pain và all should be stopped. By stressing this khổng lồ your child – & by enforcing the importance of not standing by while someone else is being bullied – it will encourage their responsible mạng internet use.

Get more advice on dealing with cyber-bullying here: bommobile.vn/parents/cyberbullying-advice/


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