The anonymous peer to peer social network.
Open up and share your stories, build a
network, support others, connect to support
organisations, and much more!
Give help, Get help, Be happy
open up and share your stories
connect to support organizations
and much more
About Cypher app
Everyone has feelings and secrets, and deep down we want to share them. Where to share them sometime is the problem! Cypher app is just the place, to not only share feelings, but receive the support you are looking for. Sign up anonymously and start using the app straight away! Post secrets, comment on others posts, and show your support by using unique Cypher features.
Our Get Support function also helps to connect you with support organisations outside of Cypher, if you feel you need professional help and advice.
We pride ourselves on keeping you safe online, not only does your anonymity help you be more open, it also keeps you safe. Our team of human moderators and computer algorithms will ensure that we eliminate online bullying and keep you safe from online bullying or intimidation.
Formerly known as 'Silent Secret', Cypher App was established in 2014.
*Please note that Cypher cannot offer individuals advice. We aim to give you the tools to select the help you feel is appropriate.
Jacky LloydDirector, Head of Safeguarding and Co-founder
Our investors & Partners
What is Cypher?
Cypher is a social community for young people to share their thoughts, feelings, secrets, news and lifestyle by posting anonymously.Your post can be a secret, a thought, a feeling, something humorous, aspirational or hopeful.We believe in Cypher as a social community built by and for young people, to support young people to have less stress and anxiety by providing a safe place to share, and connect to expert support organisations in times of need.When you first download the Cypher mobile app, you will need to create a new anonymous account by choosing your own username, pin, security question and answer. We will also ask for your age, and gender. We request this data to support us with data analysis, improve services for young people and content filtering. This information is not identifiable therefore you will remain anonymous. You can share secrets of 200 characters or less and by sharing you give Cypher full permission to share your secret as deemed appropriate by Cypher. We retain the full right of ownership of all posts and content shared on Cypher.
We take safeguarding of young people seriously. Our services are not directed to persons under 11.
PLEASE NOTE – Cypher cannot provide emergency support, advice or assistance. If you are in an emergency please call the police on 999 or for emotional support call Childline on 0800 1111 if you live in the UK or contact the emergency service of your country.
What if a secret indicates a user is in immediate danger or harm?
If we receive a secret that indicates a young person is in imminent danger or at immediate of harm, will act to safeguard this young person by sending a 'push notification', which will advise you have an urgent message in 'My Secrets''. 'My Secrets' is a section of the app that only the young person who the account belongs to can access, by entering their pin. When they enter this section of the app they will have a message waiting, which will advise We'd like to reassure you that you are not alone. Some words in your last post suggest that you might be feeling down. There are some awesome organisations that want to offer their support, please try www.silentsecret.com/support.html to access the perfect one for you' We also reserve the right to take the necessary steps to try and safeguard that young person by passing on the secret and other geo location to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Agency (CEOP) for additional support, in the most serious of cases or to the appropriate authority of the user's country.
What happens if an inappropriate secret is shared?
Cypher uses a custom algorithm to search for inappropriate keywords in a post so that when a secret is shared it will be automatically checked against a dictionary of inappropriate and offensive keywords. Any secret that is flagged will not go live and drop into a queue for human moderation. Along with keyword flagging by Cypher’s algorithm, we have human moderators responsible for scanning through content and lastly we have a in-app feature where users can flag/report posts they deem inappropriate. We have this process in place to allow every young person to have the most inclusive experience as possible without compromising themselves or others using the platform. Cypher does not have human moderators 24 hours a day to monitor all shared content.