ReThink
before the
damage is done.

ReThink is a non-intrusive, innovative, patent-pending software product
that effectively stops cyberbullying before the damage is done.
The world is currently in the midst of a technology revolution. There are 1.8 billion teens around the globe, and technology is increasingly at the hands of every adolescent. With more adolescents being online, more are getting cyberbullied. Cyberbullied victims suffer from depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and more likely to drop out of school. Several solutions that are in place today address bullying after the damage is done. ReThink is the first ever solution to proactively prevent cyberbullying before the damage is done.
ReThink is conquering this silent pandemic one message at a time.

What is ReThink?

ReThink is an non-intrusive, innovative, patent-pending software product created by Trisha Prabhu, that stops cyberbullying before the damage is done. When an adolescent tries to post an offensive message on social media, ReThink uses its context sensitive filtering technology to determine whether or not it’s offensive and gives the adolescent a second chance to reconsider their decision. Research shows that when adolescents are alerted to ReThink their decision, they change their minds 93% of the time. In this internationally acclaimed study, using ReThink, the overall willingness of the average adolescent to post an offensive message reduced from 71% to 4%.

Current solutions that social media have implemented are ineffective, following a STOP, BLOCK, TELL mechanism. Victims are asked to stop what they are doing, block the cyberbully, and tell a parent or guardian. Unfortunately, this approach doesn’t stop the damage before it’s done, places the burden on the victim to stop the cyberbullying, and research has found that 9 out of 10 victims don’t tell anyone that they are being targeted. They suffer in silence.

ReThink provides an important opportunity to adolescents, helping them become good digital citizens. With ReThink allowing adolescents to pause, review, and reconsider their decisions on social media, adolescents learn to make better choices on and off of the internet.

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Inspiration

In the fall of 2013, Trisha Prabhu, then 13 year old girl from Naperville, IL, read a news story about the suicide of an 11 year old girl from Florida who had been repeatedly cyber-bullied by her classmates. She was shocked, heartbroken, and outraged. She wondered - how could a girl younger than herself be pushed to take her own life? She knew, something had to change.

The result was ReThink! ReThink is a result of Trisha’s ground-breaking research aimed at training adolescents’ brains to make better decisions on social media.

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In the News

Passionate to stop cyberbullying in adolescents, Trisha Prabhu created ReThink, an non-intrusive, innovative and transformational technology solution that stops cyberbullying at the source, before the damage is done. Research has found that with ReThink, adolescents change their mind 93% of the time and decide not to post an offensive message on social media. ReThink was selected as one of the top 15 Google Science Fair Global Finalists. Trisha has spoken passionately about the cause of conquering cyberbullying using ReThink on several national and international platforms and forums.

ReThink has been featured on various media outlets including:

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Testimonials

  • I work for a non-profit student development organization that partners with over 20 high schools. At my particular school, there have been several fights per week since 2015 that have stemmed from social media interactions. These fights and violence has caused harm to our school and it distracts students from learning. I look forward to bringing ReThink to our school – Social worker, Chicago, USA

  • I would like the adopt "ReThink" as a slogan for my daughters schools' anti-bullying campaign – Mrs. Torres

  • I am the parent of a 13 year old girl and have found what the kids are taking in from each other on a daily basis is very disheartening. There have been many instances of negative and out right mean words and acts towards, not only at my daughter but so many others that I think "there has to be another way!" Our school district just implemented new technologies to the curriculum and feel they should be taking some responsibility on how to keep kids safe and to not make it another monitoring job for the parents. This seems like it could be a great starting point and hope to see it available soon at our school! What an inspiring teen! Thank you Trisha! – Parent from a Middle school at Waltham, MA, USA

  • I am 60 years old and was cyberbullied by my adopted 20-year old daughter. Trisha, ReThink would help stop my hurting too! – Excerpt from a Handwritten letter, Arlington Heights, USA

  • We would like to adopt ReThink to avoid cybersexism and violence against women. In this perspective, we would be really interested in trying ReThink, as we believe it is one of the best way to avoid cybersexism! – Organization focused on Violence against Woman, Paris, France

  • Hi Trisha, My name is Kaitlyn and I Am in 8th grade. I have chosen to do my teenager innovator essay on you and ReThink, because you are such an inspiration. I love what you are doing and how impactful this will be. Thank you so so much for what you are doing. It will really make a difference – Student from Los Angeles, USA

  • Our school has always been thought of as a bad place to grow up. Being that I was bullied growing up I want my children to never have to face that. My son, only 6 years old has seen the face of bullying online already. I think this will help immensely! – Parent from Battle Creek, MI

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Say you're In - Show your Support!

ReThink's unique and effective approach to stop cyberbullying before the damage is done - has united schools around the globe in a mission to stop cyberbullying. Every child deserves to feel safe online! You can join schools from all corners of the world and stand up to cyberbullying. Provide your school name and address below, and we'll add your school to our Global Map of Changemakers: schools that are recognizing and fighting this silent pandemic. Thank you!

Submit form below to support ReThink at your school!

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ReThink Ambassador Program for your School!

Two students from your school have the opportunity to become ambassadors for ReThink at their school. Schools and ambassadors take a pledge to adopt ReThink. The two student ambassadors will receive information on next steps to help spread ReThink as a slogan at their school to stop cyberbullying and to promote internet positivity. Please request your teacher or principal to nominate you for this program. Teachers, Please fill out the form once for each student nominated. Thank you!

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Download ReThink for your students and kids

To install ReThink on an Android Device click here  or  Visit Google Play Store on device and search for "rethinkwords" or "rethink trisha"

To install ReThink on an iOS Device click here   or   Visit iOS App Store on device and search for "rethinkwords" or "rethink trisha"

Please complete the form below to request the installation of
ReThink - Community Edition for your school or district:

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Please join the cause to stop cyberbullying!

Let us stop cyberbullying at the source, one message at a time, before the damage is done!
Together, we can conquer this silent pandemic!
If you would like to find out how ReThink can help stop cyberbullying at your school or community
and to adopt "ReThink" as a slogan for your schools' anti-bullying campaign, please contact us.