This Simple App Helps Prevent Cyberbullying on Social Media Channels

By: Katherine Pendrill - Sep 3, 2015
References: rethinkwords.org & bustle
Trisha Prabhu recently designed a simple app that helps to combat a major problem. According to recent studies, nearly 15 percent of high school students claim to have experienced cyberbullying. While it may seem innocent, cyberbullying can lead to severe emotional issues.

To combat this problem, Prabhu designed a simple app that forces users to think twice before sending a message. The app is called 'ReThink' and it works by detecting when a user has typed something that may offend someone else. If the message is flagged as inappropriate, a pop-up window will appear asking the user if they are sure they want to send the message. The revolutionary app helps to prevent harassment before it starts, rather than waiting until after someone has been victimized.

The app provides a simple yet effective way of forcing teens to reconsider their online actions.