AT&T “#LaterHaters” program attempts to end cyberbullying - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

AT&T “#LaterHaters” program attempts to end cyberbullying

LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- With all the technological advances we have today, a new program from AT&T works to keep your kids safe from cyberbullying.

It's called hashtag "Later Haters." Later Haters is a website that gives parents and kids tips to help identify and fight online cruelty.

"I think it's a great program,” said Larry Singer, parent. “I think it's a way to make parents aware of what's going on with their children."

Singer is one parent who said he's thankful for the program.

He said he tries his best to monitor his teenage daughters social media accounts...but sometimes it's hard to keep up.

"Anytime she's on her phone she's on social media,” said Singer.

He said cyberbullying is a concern of his and he wants to make sure his daughter is protected.

"I remember when I was in school and it's pretty much the same,” said Singer. “It's just on social media now and it's a lot easier for people to hide their faces behind the phone."

AT&T spokesperson Emily Lang said that's exactly what the company recognized.

"There are people behind those cellphones and behind those social media accounts,” said Lang. “The words that you say on social media can hurt so, we want to teach people tips to combat and tools to help them be kind."

Some of those tools include resource apps like "I Am A Witness" and "Sit With Us,” designed to promote kindness and inclusion in schools.

Lang said staying up to date and talking to your kids can also protect them from cyberbullying.

"I think it's important for parents to be aware,” said Lang. “I am certainly trying it in my own house."

Singer said he's just grateful to know there's an outlet out there to help him with his daughter.

"For them to be aware or alert or to have a program that's out there for them to be able to check on their kids then I think it's awesome,” said Singer.
You can find several other resources and apps to help tackle cyberbullying. Just head to laterhaters.att.com.

Copyright 2017 KSWO. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • DC debuts 'Aquaman' trailer at San Diego Comic-Con

    DC debuts 'Aquaman' trailer at San Diego Comic-Con

    Saturday, July 21 2018 10:49 PM EDT2018-07-22 02:49:33 GMT

    The movie will hit the box office just days before Christmas on Dec. 21, 2018.

    The movie will hit the box office just days before Christmas on Dec. 21, 2018.

  • Trump finds it 'inconceivable' lawyer would tape a client

    Trump finds it 'inconceivable' lawyer would tape a client

    Saturday, July 21 2018 9:26 AM EDT2018-07-21 13:26:09 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 10:34 PM EDT2018-07-22 02:34:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen leaves federal court in New York.  President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing payments to a former Playboy model who said she h...(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen leaves federal court in New York. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing payments to a former Playboy model who said she h...

    President Donald Trump claims that his former personal lawyer's taping of their private phone conversations is "totally unheard of & perhaps illegal.".

    President Donald Trump claims that his former personal lawyer's taping of their private phone conversations is "totally unheard of & perhaps illegal.".

  • Survivor recounts boat accident that killed 9 family members

    Survivor recounts boat accident that killed 9 family members

    Saturday, July 21 2018 12:18 AM EDT2018-07-21 04:18:54 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 10:30 PM EDT2018-07-22 02:30:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People pray outside Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator involved in a boating accident on Table Rock Lake, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Branson, Mo.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People pray outside Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator involved in a boating accident on Table Rock Lake, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Branson, Mo.

    More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely wouldn't have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up.

    More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely wouldn't have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up.

Powered by Frankly