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The Psych Central Show
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Feb 1, 2018

After years of being bullied in school and having to eat alone – often not even in the cafeteria – Natalie Hampton decided to something to help others in similar situations. She created the Sit With Us anti-bullying app, which allows a user to locate a table in their school’s cafeteria where they will be welcome, so that no one needs to eat alone. In this episode, Natalie explains how the app came to exist, and how it’s being used by more than just schools. Additionally, she offers her views on why bullying is so prevalent in some schools.  Hosted by Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales.

 

SIT WITH US SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

[1:33]   What is Sit With Us and what does it do?

[4:13]   The unexpected success of the app, and how it happened.

[5:49]   How being bullied led Natalie to create the app.

[7:06]   Natalie’s other anti-bullying activities.

[7:53]   Why is bullying so prevalent in some schools?

[12:38] Natalie’s TEDx Teen talk.

[15:45] How someone becomes a bully, and how to stop it.