“Apple yesterday released iOS 9.1 to the public with a handful of improvements, but the one that the general public was most excited about was new emoji,” Chance Miller reports for 9to5Mac.
“While most of the emoji additions were self-explantory, one piqued the interest of many users: an eye inside of a speech bubble. Wired and Jeremy Burge both now note, however, that this emoji is Apple’s way to show its support for a new anti-bullying campaign launched today by the Ad Council,” Miller reports. “Called the ‘I Am A Witness’ campaign, the movement hopes to give teenagers the courage they need to speak up whenever they see or experience bullying. ”
Miller reports, “The Ad Council hopes that Apple adding the emoji to iOS 9.1 will help raise awareness for its campaign and bullying in general.”
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MacDailyNews Take: When we went to school, bullying was unfortunately just an accepted (crappy) part of life. How times have changed!