Software program scans for threatening words online

A school in Indianapolis is using the scanning software Social Net Watcher to monitor what students are posting online in an effort to curb cyberbullying. Students are invited to sign up for the program, which alerts school administrators if certain words associated with violence, bullying or suicide are found online. Social Net Watcher, which was launched two months ago, is now being used by six schools in Indiana and one in Tennessee.

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