DANGEROUS APP - DELETE!!!
By Reviewer 5280
The short version: Tellonym is toxic. Kids should not have it.
Detail: This is an app that allows anyone to post anything about other users, while remaining anonymous. It is heaven for trolls who want to post the most vile, graphically violent, racist, misogynistic and sexual messages imaginable. Some messages seem to taunt users to consider suicide. (“Why are you even alive? Nobody likes you.”) In addition, Tellonym allows plenty run-of-the-mill cyberbullying like: “You think you have friends, Sophie, but we all really hate you.” And because the company promises it will never reveal who posts this garbage, there is nothing you can do but request to delete it (which they may or may not), and then calm your devastated child who installed the app behind your back, because “Everyone has it.” Oh, and it’s the perfect haven for pedophiles to contact tweens and teens, masquerading as kids themselves and asking your child seemingly innocent questions like where they go to school, or requesting that they post a photo! Found some of those, too. This does unbelievable damage to kids’ self-esteem and mental health. There is nothing good that can come of having this app. Check your child’s phone and if it’s there, talk to them about why you need to delete it.
I like it😂
It’s a good app. I also seen some comments about how y’all should make it possible to log into multiple account at once cause lots of ppl use it through Instagram and some ppl like me have more then one Instagram account so I wanna make more account but don’t wanna log in and out of them all the time. Plus my bf has one and I can log into in form the website but I can’t like stay logged it yk. So ye I think that would be cool.
Used to be good, but now unusable
By Faith A. Wright
I used to like this app, yes people can be negative but that’s what happens when you let people talk to you 100% anonymously 😂 here’s the problem, I can’t even get through 1 tell without getting a “we need a break” pop up. This used to not be a thing, at least for me. Now I literally can’t use the app, can you please get your app together tellonym? Also, I’ve received hateful tells before and I address them respectfully. Sometimes I get a bit sassy, but I never say anything inappropriate! Then I’ll get warnings telling me to not answer those tells because those people were inappropriate, that should not be my fault! I answer all tells good or bad, and because people decide to abuse your system shouldn’t be my fault. If somebody tells me to kill myself or something I’m going to reply, I won’t be inappropriate like they were, but I will reply most likely with a sarcastic answer with a lot of laughing faces 😂
Please get back to me ASAP.
Last night, a student took a screenshot of an anxiety-inducing message sent anonymously to her Tellonym account. The sender of the message threatened that he would bring his guns to school, and commence a shooting during first period. This worried many students, who quickly spread it across Instagram as a warning to their friends and community members. Even the principal was alerted within an hour of the message posting, and the state police department was notified.
If the developers could make this a reality, I think many situations like this could be prevented. Regulating the anonymous messages via flagged words or phrases and having a way to keep track of who sends the messages would be very much appreciated. I know it may be difficult for the developers to implement because of privacy rights, but this would be a great call.
It is hard for the school administration to determine if this is a legitimate threat, and it would make it so much easier for us to solve this problem if these suggestions can be implemented.
If this is possible in any ways, then please. Make it happen. We need to protect our schools and our students. I myself am a student, and I do not want to attend school with the fear that we could be next.
Please keep this in mind
This is a great app. I really do enjoy using this app because I can ask my friends questions without them knowing that it’s me asking. But after a while, I started getting some tells that contained some personal information that are very sensitive. Then a week later my friend started to get some tells saying things like “go kill yourself, no one cares about you” and “I heard you tried to hang yourself before. To bad it failed.” My friend, already being suicidal, started to believe these negative comments and has since began to question her existence. I am trying my best to help her, but these negative tells just coming in and it’s making it hard to convince her that she is wanted and that people do love and care for her. Please use caution while using this app.
I like this app, I think it’s cool. BUT, most of the questions you get aren’t really from your friends. There are questions that are so clearly from the app itself and not a friend, and it’s frustrating. Questions asking about bands I know none of my friends have ever heard of, and all my friends seem to get the same question asking if you could live without the internet. The app is a cool idea, but it’s stupid if most of the questions and tells aren’t even real. If you guys could just get rid of that feature my review would be higher, it just makes users feel stupid, like we can’t handle going a day without a tell so you slip us a fake one. Just remove it. It’s pointless.
Don’t even download
I had originally downloaded this app, believing that it was a good idea for my followers on instagram, and twitter as well, to ask questions. I thought this app was going to be friendly and a good environment, but boy was I wrong.
Almost immediately, I was receiving negativity and hate towards me. It continued for months regardless of how many times that I had asked to PLEASE stop sending negativity and hate, but it continued. I even EMAILED these people who created this app, but they had said that there was nothing they could do if their name was anonymous even when their policy is against that type of thing.
What do I recommend? Save yourself the time and effort and do not download this. Its just another toxic environment.
DELETE THE APP NOW!!
By delete app now!
This app is not good at all! Being able to be anonymous while posting things on here resulted into something that was probably not meant for this app! But it is one way for people to send threats. And this is happening to my school right now. Someone sent a message to a student at my school and said that they are going to shoot up our school, and kill everyone and anyone. This is no joke! This app should be deleted! This gives people a way to threat someone without being found. Now we may never know who this person is threatening our school. And we won’t know if we are safe until someone can get to the bottom of who is in charge of the threats! DO NOT USE THIS APP. They need to delete it ASAP!
I downloaded the app in hopes of curing my boredom, and I got a lot of tells. However, I don’t know if they were real or not, considering that the app kept pressuring me to repost the questions and answers on my other social media platforms. When I didn’t repost, the questions kind of stopped in a way? So I kind of think that this app might just have a bot controlling the whole thing 🤷🏼♀️? Other than that concern, this app is kind of hard to navigate, but it’s good for q&a’s and curing your boredom.
My views on the app: pros and cons
There’s are many cons as well as a few pros about this app. In my own personal experience I can surely tell you that I have gotten a lot of tells with threats, homophobic and transphobic rants, and other harsh things. This is very bad for those who have already bad mental health or children. Parents my suggestion is highly monitor this app on your child’s phone if they have it and if they get any bad tells delete it from their phone. The only pro I could think of is my friends now boyfriend flirted with her using the app and now they’re dating so yay for them. Other than that this app is bad for children or anyone with un stable mental health my own.