Teen Launches App for Kids to Find a Place to Sit in the Cafeteria
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Sit With Us is a social networking app, and kids sign in via Facebook and add their school and address to connect with fellow students. Then, they can create a profile and search for open lunches nearby. Students can volunteer to be ambassadors, who host the open lunches. There is also a points system for posting a lunch, approving a friend request, adding a friend, and checking in to a lunch.
The app, importantly, ensures privacy for the kids looking for a place to sit so they will not be publicly humiliated by bullies and will not be refused at a table.
“When you walk into the lunchroom and you see all the tables of everyone sitting there and you know that going up to them would only end in rejection, you feel extremely alone and extremely isolated, and your stomach drops,” Hampton said on an episode of NPR’s All Things Considered.
The app is available for free to download on iPhone and iPad.
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Main image: Graphic of the Sit With Us app
Photo credit: Facebook/Sit With Us