MARU

The anti-online harassment chatbot

Salute sisterhood!Collabs › MARU – the anti-online harassment chatbot

A new chatbot that tackles online harassment faced by girls has been created by activists worldwide in collaboration with technology collective Feminist Internet and Plan International. The digital tool builds on our Salute Sisterhood partner, Plan International’s landmark research revealing that nearly half (42%) of girls lose self-esteem or self-confidence or feel mentally or emotionally stressed after being exposed to online harassment. The result of this research is ‘Maru’, an anti-harassment chatbot designed by young people for young people to address abuse on social media.

The chatbot is designed to support girls and women who are experiencing, witnessing or tackling online harassment by providing real advice and resources from experts and activists. Maru users engage in a conversation with the chatbot, which has a series of language responses that offer advice on:

  • -  reporting mechanisms,
  • -  staying safe online
  • -  links to resources.

We here at Monki will be supporting the launch of Maru by hosting an Instagram Live with a young activist involved in its creation on the 3rd December, 1pm CET – so tune in!

 

Want to try out Maru? You can do that here: https://maruchatbot.co

MARU

The anti-online harassment chatbot

Salute sisterhood!Collabs › MARU – the anti-online harassment chatbot

A new chatbot that tackles online harassment faced by girls has been created by activists worldwide in collaboration with technology collective Feminist Internet and Plan International. The digital tool builds on our Salute Sisterhood partner, Plan International’s landmark research revealing that nearly half (42%) of girls lose self-esteem or self-confidence or feel mentally or emotionally stressed after being exposed to online harassment. The result of this research is ‘Maru’, an anti-harassment chatbot designed by young people for young people to address abuse on social media.

The chatbot is designed to support girls and women who are experiencing, witnessing or tackling online harassment by providing real advice and resources from experts and activists. Maru users engage in a conversation with the chatbot, which has a series of language responses that offer advice on:

  • -  reporting mechanisms,
  • -  staying safe online
  • -  links to resources.

We here at Monki will be supporting the launch of Maru by hosting an Instagram Live with a young activist involved in its creation on the 3rd December, 1pm CET – so tune in!

 

Want to try out Maru? You can do that here: https://maruchatbot.co