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This App By A 15-Year-Old Girl Stops You From Sending A Potentially Offensive Message

Trisha Prabhu created the app when she heard about an 11-year-old girl who committed suicide after being cyberbullied.

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Prabhu developed an app called ReThink that basically alerts you if a message you're about to send is potentially offensive.


The app has a text-recognition feature that displays a pop-up window urging the user to reconsider sending a potentially offensive message.

"In the fall of 2013 (when I was 13 years old), I came home one day from school and read a news story about a 11-year-old girl that had jumped off the town's water tower as a result of repeated cyberbullying," Prabhu said to BuzzFeed.

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"How can a girl younger than myself be pushed to take her own life?" she said. "I was shocked, heartbroken and angry to learn about this incident and set out to find a long-term solution to cyberbullying. I knew I had to do something to stop this from ever happening again.

"Research shows that over 50% of adolescents online are cyberbullied, 38% suffer from suicidal tendencies. Victims suffer from depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem, and are afraid to go to school the following day."

According to Prabhu, people who have used the app have reconsidered their decision more than 93% of the time.