On Friday, a 17-year-old Bangladeshi teen Sadat Rahman has won this year’s International Children’s Peace Prize for his work in combating cyberbullying. Also Read: Two Bengaluru teens distribute sanitary napkins to help women migrant workers
As per Anadolu news agency, Human Rights Activist and Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai announced that Rahman won the 2020 KidsRights International Children’s Peace Prize for his involvement in setting up his social organization and mobile app “Cyber Teens” to stop cyberbullying.
Sadat started his campaign after a 15-year-old girl who took her own life as a result of cyberbullying. The app “Cyber Teens” has given a platform to helpless teenagers needing help. The app provides helpful hints and tips about online behaviour and how to avoid sexual predators, as well. Also Read: While shopping for Karwa Chauth, woman beats up teenage girl for calling her ‘Aunty’ – Watch
The app has already helped more than 300 victims of cyberbullying and led to the arrest of eight perpetrators of cybercrimes, and the app has reached more than 45,000 teenagers, Anadolu news agency further reported. Also Read: Indecent chat on Bois locker room vs girls locker room: Why Indian Teenagers decaying their morality?
“In 2017 Rohingya people sought refuge in Bangladesh due to violence in their country, I started organizing activities for them, it was then that I discovered the power of youth coming together [..],” Sadat was quoted as saying in the Hague. Also Read: Chandigarh girls are persuading people to donate gadgets for online classes
Sadat said he feel proud to represent Bangladesh to the rest of the World with his work while adding that he will not stop until we will receive no more cases through the app and there will be no cyberbullying anymore. Also Read: Police celebrate Diwali with minor girl whose video in distress over arrest of father went viral in Bulandshahr
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