There Is A New App For Your Kids In Case Someone Is Sexting Them And It is ‘Hawkward’

Image-1__1382728582_74.134.205.46This is a totally awesome idea that is so totally stupid I can’t even believe it. I mean, the charity who created this are obviously wonderful people who have their hearts in the very right place and I want to support this fully but it’s just so .. derpy. The idea is that when one of their peers sends them a dirty text or asks them for a naked snap they reply with one of these memed images in the app.  I have no kids at home at present so I can’t test it out on any of them but the second my husband texts me and asks me what’s for dinner I am replying with one of these images:

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What is happening? What does this even mean? Or I suppose you could also reply with:

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Maybe the idea is that if your kid replies with one of these images the person asking them for a naked pic or saying something inappropriate will think they have lost their damn minds. From The BBC:

A charity has launched a mobile phone app to help teenagers refuse requests for explicit images of themselves.

The free app from Childline offers users a choice of what the charity says are “witty responses” to send instead.

“Sexting” – the sending of intimate images or videos by mobile phone or online – has become so common “it is considered mundane”, the charity says.

 

The app is free (BONUS!) and it does offer some excellent tips on how to deal with unwanted texts, but these images just seem like something your mom would find hilarious if you texted them to her. That’s what I will use mine for, texting my mom.

(Images: Childline)

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    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      Just an an FYI, I am srsly getting texts with these images now.

    • alice

      sexting pics of butter? ….did anyone else immediately think of Last Tango in Paris?

      GO GET THE BUTTER!

      ^^ things you never want to associate with texting teenagers

      • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

        see, I almost made that joke :(

    • NicknamesAreDull

      I don’t think my husband will find this as funny as I do.

      • LiteBrite

        My husband refuses to get a text plan, but if he did I would send these pictures to him all day long. It would make me giggle and confuse the crap out of him.

    • CMJ

      Nothing is more of a buzzkill than a modified Elf on a Shelf.

    • Bric-a-Brac

      Made me think of this picture…good lord.

      • Ashley

        That’s the greatest thing I’ve ever seen.

      • kay

        one of my teachers had a similar one, but it was ways to say no to alcohol. one of them was “i’m high on life”. which obviously didn’t work with drinking. So we took a little piece of paper and taped over that with “i’m drunk with power”….

        she took the poster away.

      • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

        That is amazing. Guess who will be trying to find motivational teen posters all day to try and make a post out of?

      • AP

        My favorite two are 27: No, I only smoke sausage, and 50: No, weeds are for whacking.

        I do not think that means what you think it does, Partnership for a Drug Free America.

    • Ashley

      Most of them are probably way too goofy for teens to ever use, but as an adult (kind of) I actually think it would be hilarious to send the hawkward one to someone who just sent you an unsolicited dick pic.

      • LiteBrite

        A friend was dating through Match.com and got not one but TWO unsolicited dick pics, from two different guys she had gone out with. She’s not seriously involved, but if she wasn’t I’d so send this app to her.

    • Shelly Lloyd

      I am so going to send the “I thought you knew be Butter” To EVERY ONE ON MY LIST :-)

      Man, I can not find it in the google play store. :(

      • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

        I found it on my iTunes store

    • http://www.benwhoski.com/ Benwhoski

      I guess this app is for teenagers who want to say “no” but just can’t come up with punny non-sequiturs of their own?

      • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

        I think we mayhaps need to do an Open Thread where we meme our own

    • ElleJai

      Sorry, just got back.

      Immediately after reading this, I Googled and downloaded the app. Upon which I commenced sending pictures to DH, my best girlfriend (who’s having dinner with DH tonight as they’re also best friends), then expanded to sending some to my two best guy friends.

      All the while giggling like a 5 year old!

      If ever I need to decline unsolicited dick pics in future, I will be using this app! Because quite frankly it’s so ridiculous I find it hysterically funny :P

      • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

        This app is excellent for obnoxious parents like us!

    • Kel

      I actually thought they were sort of…clever. I teach MS/HS. Most of my students would never take a sext request seriously–it’s automatically taken a joke and the sort of thing they’d roll their eyes at, but it’s also usually flirting. They have to figure out a witty way of saying “no” (and yeah–I wish we lived in a world where girls could just say “no” and that’d be the end of it, but in a lot of cases, they LIKE the guy and they’re flattered by the attention so…) The cheesiness of the pics seems a perfect response to the cheesiness of the request.

    • YarghMatey

      The hawkward one is pure genius, though the elf one is nonsensical and dumb. I do like the idea of responding to sexs/sex requests with something goofy and weird. It’s what I did as a teen back in the early days of AOL, when the IM cyber requests were rampant.

    • Ashley Myrtle

      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.org.childline.zipit

      I found the app. It’s called Zipit on Google Play. Totally spamming friends and family with this now.

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