This New App Encourages Kids To Combat Sexting With Silly Memes

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There's a new app out that's encouraging teenagers to send witty responses in lieu of "sexts", Betabeat reports.

The organization, a British charity called Childline, aims  to give teens the tools to defuse the pressure to send, share or collect these images. “Zipit" is a new app which offers advice on chatting safely, as well as funny responses to sext solicitations.

“Zipit helps you get flirty chat back on the right track,”  Childline promises . “It’s packed with killer comebacks and top tips to help you stay in control of your chat game.”

Here is what the app looks like: 

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(KMT stands for "kiss my teeth" — that dismissive noise people make at people who annoy them.)

It may be a little too rosy to combat the serious issue of sexting with quirky memes, but the fact that companies are recognizing that its an issue at all is a good sign we're moving in the right direction.



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