Friday, September 30, 2016

SIT WITH US, THE APP: SO KIDS DON'T HAVE TO EAT ALONE




"You're at a cafeteria, you've got your lunch ... and then you just don't know where to sit. You don't want to sit alone, but you also don't know who would be friendly and let you sit with them. Sixteen-year-old Natalie Hampton has been there. She's an 11th-grader from Sherman Oaks, Calif., and the creator of a new app called "Sit With Us."

[Why not just walk up] and say, "Hey, can I sit with you?" So why have an app? Why not the low-tech version, which is just ask to sit down?
Because the way it was at my old school, I tried many times to reach out to someone, but I was rejected many times. And you feel like you're labeling yourself as an outcast when you ask to join a table with someone you don't know. This way, it's very private. It's through the phone. No one else has to know. And you know that you're not going to be rejected once you get to the table.

Girl Inventors Rock
Read More: 
http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/09/15/494074992/teen-creates-app-so-bullied-kids-never-have-to-eat-alone