Android App of the Week: Word Bully Takes Up the Fight Against Cyber Bullying

The phrase “cyber-bullying” has been making the media rounds as of late, due to many high-profile cases of tragedy or hardship resulting from persistent online harassment towards kids. Word Bully, from Iconosys, takes aim at the problem by creating a robust filtering software that scans all inbound and outbound communications on your child’s smartphone, and sends a notification to your phone including the message if one of those flagged words is found. If you notice some oversights in the app’s list of banned words, you can add your own custom lists, as well. If you’re concerned about the physical well-being of your child, a GPS-based child tracker is built-in, too.

This app, by itself, won’t stamp out cyber bullying, but it takes a big step toward that goal by making sure that parents aren’t unaware of their child’s plight. A little bit of information can go a long way, and that’s what Iconosys is banking on when you download this app. Word Bully costs $9.95 off the Android Market, and is a one-time purchase. As a special deal, the app is free right now until October 15th.














  1. If your kid can’t handle the internet, keep them off it. There’s no such thing as “cyber-bullying”, there are just people who have always been assholes who will continue to be assholes through any available medium. The whole idea of cyberbullying is crafted by a whole bunch of middle-aged white guys in the media who are far separated from it.

  2. It’s a bit invasive though, isn’t it? I can get behind with being proactive. But I firmly believe that it should always be about opening up the communication, or instilling to your kids about the need to be open about everything. All their worries and questions, so it doesn’t need to rise to snooping and pilfering through their devices.