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`CombatHate` app fights cyberbullying, abuse

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A new smartphone app called ‘CombatHate' allows young people to report cyberbullying and abuse.

Fifteen-year-old Camille Paddock said that when her hair fell out in the 4th grade, she was nearly bullied to death by classmates.

"They called me a freak. Hairless cat! They threatened me physically and told me to just go and kill myself...they were filled with discrimination and hate about my disease," said Paddock.

However, now there's help with ‘CombatHate.'

The new app allows anyone to anonymously report bullying, terrorism and hate, for free.

"We want young people to look at this app in some detail. Meaning, we want to let them understand the difference between a hate crime, a hate incident and bullying, and let them understand the consequences," said Rabbi Abraham Cooper.

Rabbi Cooper and the Simon Wiesenthal Center, which is the Los Angeles based group behind the app, said that there are nearly 25,000 websites that promote hate.

The app ‘CombatHate' is available for use on Android phones and the iPhone.

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