Exclusive: Young Entrepreneur Invents Anti Cyberbullying App Backed by Prince Harry and Meghan


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"It was a surreal moment," Trisha Pranhu tells Hello! about getting a phone call from Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle.

Pranhu is the creator of Rethink, an app that suggests a user pause and re-think their online language and behavior.

It's currently in use in 136 nations.

Pranhu, 23, says she came up with the idea for Rethink after reading about a 12-year-old girl who killed herself because of cyberbullying.

"I felt frustrated that at the time the predominant solution to tackle bullying, and especially cyberbullying, was to encourage victims to block the cyberbully and tell a parent," she says.

"Young people suffered in silence, without support, through a lot of mental health challenges, and in extreme cases, the cyberbullying was literally deadly."

So she created Rethink, "a very simple idea," she says.

"What if I can detect offensive content before it's sent and then give a young person a break, a chance to pause and think about it and really encourage them to consider the consequences of their words in a way that a lot of people don't in a way that a lot of people don't in the real world?" The app sends a notification to a user' Read the Entire Article


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