Bangladeshi 17 year old teen Sadat Rahman has won this year’s International Children’s Peace Prize for his work in combating cyber bullying in his country.
The International Children’s Peace Prize is an annual prize run by the Netherlands-based KidsRights foundation. Its past winners include Malala Yousafzai, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, and the students who organized the March For Our Lives after the deadly mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.
The app “Cyber Teens” has given a platform to helpless teenagers needing help. Anadolu news agency further reported that the app has already supported over 300 victims of cyber bullying and led to the arrest of eight perpetrators of cyber crimes, and the app has reached over 45,000 teenagers.