Recent statistics have shown us that kids' time spent on devices is surging during the pandemic. As their social lives and educational environment move entirely online, will it mean an increase in bad behavior and bullying?
This is an opportunity to create a teachable moment around digital citizenship and civility. For the parents of younger kids who may not have started the conversation yet, as well as tech savvy teens, now is the time to create guidance on how they can use technology for good, treat others well, and cultivate a positive presence in what is now a completely virtual world. How can we work to create a message of togetherness while staying apart?
Trisha Prabhu, a 19-year-old innovator, social entrepreneur, global advocate and inventor of ReThink™, a patented technology and an effective way to detect and stop online hate. As a CEO and social entrepreneur, Trisha has received world-wide acclaim in the business world. In 2016, President Obama and the U.S. State Department invited Trisha to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, to showcase her work and share her story with other entrepreneurs. Not long after, ReThink was featured on ABC's hit T.V. show, Shark Tank. In 2019, ReThink was the winner of Harvard University's President's Global Innovation Challenge & Harvard College's i3 entrepreneurial Challenge. Trisha is the first ever Harvard College freshman to win the Harvard University's President Innovation Grand Prize.
Rosalind Wiseman, who has had only one job since graduating from college: to foster civil dialogue and work with communities to build strength, courage and purpose. Rosalind is the founder of Cultures of Dignity, the author of the curriculum Owning Up: Empowering Adolescents to Confront Social Cruelty, Bullying, and Injustice and a multiple New York Times bestselling author including Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World—the groundbreaking book that was the basis for the movie and Broadway musical Mean Girls. She lives in Boulder Colorado with her husband and two sons.
Cultures of Dignity
From where we learn to where we work, Rosalind Wiseman fosters civil dialogue and inspires communities to build strength, courage, and purpose. She is the founder of Cultures of Dignity; an organization that shifts the way communities think about our physical and emotional wellbeing by working in close partnership with the experts of those communities--young people, educators, policy makers, and business and political leaders.
In May 2022, Rosalind and co-author Shanterra McBride will publish Courageous Discomfort: How to have Brave, Life Changing Conversations about Race and Racism by Chronicle Books.
She is the author of multiple New York Times Best Sellers including: Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World—the groundbreaking, best-selling book that was the basis for the movie and Broadway Musical Mean Girls, and Masterminds & Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World, which was awarded Best Parenting Book by Books for a Better Life in 2014. She is also the co-author of the Distance Learning Playbook for Parents: How to Support Your Child’s Academic, Emotional and Social Learning in Any Setting published in 2020 and the Owning Up Curriculum, published in July 2020; a comprehensive social and emotional learning program for grades 4-12 which is in widespread use across the world.
National media regularly depends on Wiseman’s expertise on ethical leadership, conflict, media literacy, youth culture, parenting, and bullying prevention. She has been profiled in The New York Times, People, Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and USA Today. Wiseman is a frequent guest on national media like The Today Show, CNN, and NPR affiliates throughout the country.
Wiseman has served on many federal and local advisory boards and speaks throughout the US and abroad including South by Southwest, Microsoft, The Royal Society for the Arts, the Association for the Advancement of International Education, the American School Counselors Association, the Game Developers Conference, the American Association of School Administrators, at the White House throughout various administrations and numerous schools, governments, organizations, and corporations throughout the US and abroad. She lives in Colorado with her husband and two sons.
Founder and CEO
Trisha Prabhu is the 21-year-old Founder & CEO of ReThink™, a patented, world-acclaimed app tackling cyberbullying. She is also an undergraduate student at Harvard University, where she was recently named a 2022 U.S. Rhodes Scholar.
The ReThink app stops cyberbullying before the damage is done. Operating as a keyboard on mobile devices, ReThink detects offensive messages, and gives users a chance to “ReThink” sending them. Trisha’s research — which she conducted at just 13 years old — finds that over 93% of the time, ReThink works. Today, ReThink has been introduced to millions of students around the globe via organizations like Scholastic and the U.S. State Department.
For her work with ReThink, Trisha was named a Google Science Fair Global Finalist, and selected to present ReThink at The White House. She is also the humbled recipient of many awards; among them, the WebMD Health Hero Prodigy Award and the Princess Diana International Anti-Bullying Award. And in the business world, Trisha has made waves — as a contestant on ABC’s Shark Tank, and as the winner of Harvard University's President's Innovation Challenge. In 2021, she was the youngest honoree named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Social Impact list.
Trisha has delivered 60+ talks in 30 cities about the power of “ReThinking.”
Her debut book, “ReThink the Internet,” an educational guide to the Internet for youth, will be released on May 31st, 2022, from Penguin Random House.