Bangladeshi boy wins International Children’s Peace Prize for fighting cyberbullying
The Hague, November 13
A 17-year-old Bangladeshi boy gained the International Children’s Peace Prize on Friday for his work combating cyberbullying in his nation, and he vowed to maintain preventing on-line abuse till it’s eradicated.
“The fight against cyberbullying is like a war, and in this war I am a warrior,” Sadat Rahman mentioned after he was handed the celebrated award at a ceremony in The Hague.
“If everybody keeps supporting me, then together we will win this battle against cyberbullying.”
Rahman developed a cell phone app that gives training about on-line bullying and a strategy to report instances after he heard the story of a 15-year-old lady who took her personal life on account of cyberbullying. “I will not stop until we will receive no more cases through the app,” he mentioned Friday.
The award is accompanied by a fund of 1,00,000 euros (USD 1,18,225), which is invested by the KidsRights Foundation in initiatives which are intently linked to the winner’s work.
Previous high-profile winners of the prize embody Pakistani human rights advocate Malala Yousafzai, Swedish local weather activist Greta Thunberg and the scholars who organized the March For Our Lives after the lethal mass taking pictures at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
After Yousafzai gained the International Children’s Peace Prize in 2013, she went on to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize a 12 months later for campaigning for women to have a common proper to training even after she survived being shot by Taliban militants.
Addressing Friday’s award ceremony through a video hyperlink, Yousafzai praised Rahman’s work for contributing to web security.
“All children have the right to be protected from violence no matter if it is physical or mental, offline or online,” she mentioned. “Cyberbullying is a violation of that right.” — AP