Teen Creates ‘Sit With Us’ App to Find Lunch Buddies – The Good News
The app launched on September 9th, and aims to reduce bullying.
16-year-old Natalie Hampton from Sherman Oaks, California, created the app. She says that she was inspired to do it after she spent her entire 7th grade year, eating alone at lunch.
"Sit With Us" keeps it private, Hampton says. It's all through the phone. She says that people at her school are already posting open lunches.
Social media does have a positive impact on students when used correctly - in 2012-13, over 50 New Jersey schools used social media to positively combat bullying, and it worked. Incidents of bullying decreased by 30%.