A Timmins woman is petitioning to shut down a social media app.

The Sarahah app is described as a way to discover your strengths and areas of improvement through honest feedback from your employees and friends. Tanya Venne says users on the app are anonymous, creating a hub for bullying.

Timmins Police Service Constable Rick Lemieux says unfortunately this is not the first app like this.

Lemieux says something does need to be done to stop the bullying.

He adds if you receive any threats of violence, you should report it to police for investigation.