Canadian Police Launch Anti-Sexting App

Canadian police are determined to cut down on sexting among teenagers.

This week, Ontario Provincial Police launched the "Send This Instead" app, for free. The app, according to Yahoo News, offers 57 "humorous and sarcastic retorts," which serve as alternatives to things like unwanted dick pics as well as a way for users to instantly report sexually harassment:

Replies include "Sorry, just in the middle of something... Can I reject you later," "That would violate both my data and dating plans" and "No, but keep taking the selfies. The cops will appreciate you making your own mugshot."

It is aimed at Canadian teens, but will be available worldwide when it is officially launched at the Crimes Against Children Conference in Dallas, Texas on August 11-14.

"When you are feeling pressured to send intimate images to someone online, Send This Instead," reads a description of the app on Apple's and Google's app stores.

Inspector Scott Naylor, manager of the OPP sex crimes unit, told AFP police had been "bombarded with complaints about sexting" in the last two years.

An app that sends sarcastic replies to dudes that try to send dick pics is basically my life dream. Let's get this party started, Canada.

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