Recently, the website Sarahah.com has blown up all over social media. So what’s all the hype about? Well, you can give compliments to your friends, confess to your crush, give advice, or be brutally honest to others all while being absolutely anonymous. Though the app was created for people to express their feelings anonymously, the platforms purpose has easily backfired.
The Sarahah app was created by a developer from Saudi Arabia named ZainAlabdin Tawfiq. He states that he created the app for people to share their honest thoughts with friends and other contacts to help improve their strengths and weaknesses. This has been proved true to it’s word by many. Some say their confidence has been boosted and they get nice compliments daily by friends or anonymous people. The Sarahah app has been given many positive reviews, but thats is not always the case in many others situations.
Sarahah has been quoted by Business Insider to be ‘a breeding ground for hate’. Yes, people are able to send compliments, but they are also capable of sending hurtful comments. Many students in high school and middle school have said that they have received many hateful comments from others. In my opinion, Sarahah is a website that SCREAMS CYBERBULLYING. There are cruel people in our world today. They can give threats or make crude, sick comments about you on Sarahah. The worst part is, it’s anonymous. The whole website is anonymous, so you don’t have any evidence that can lead back to who the bullies are. I would suggest for people to think twice before they download the Sarahah app.
To sum the whole review up, I don’t recommend Sarahah. It is infact a ‘breeding ground for hate’ as stated by Business Insider. There are some good aspects in Sarahah, but I just think that the bad aspects weigh out the good ones by a landslide. If I were a mother, I would rather my child not have a Sarahah. I’d rather not receive compliments daily and be left alone than being bullied and not being able to do anything about it. Overall, out of five stars I’d rate Saraha a solid two stars.
by Taylor Yang