ReThink the Internet: How to Make the Digital World a Lot Less Sucky (Paperback)
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Stop hate. Promote Kindness. Be an Upstander.
ReThink the Internet.
Do you have to ask someone’s permission before posting their photo?
How can you tell if something on the internet is true? What should you do if you see someone bullying a friend online (or #IRL)?
In a series of fun stories, innovator, inventor, social entrepreneur, and upstanding digital citizen Trisha Prabhu goes through the hows, the whats, and the whys of digital citizenship, showing readers how to lead with kindness and stop internet hate.
For people who are just getting their first phone to others who have been scrolling, swiping, clicking, and posting for years, this book makes us all consider what our role is in the digital world and how, together, we can make it a force for good.
About the Author
Trisha Prabhu is an innovator, social entrepreneur, global advocate, and inventor of ReThink™, a patented technology and an effective way to detect and stop online hate. As a victim of cyberbullying herself, Trisha was shocked, heartbroken, and outraged and dedicated her life to stopping internet hate. For her work with ReThink, Trisha has been recognized and featured on stages ranging from The White House to ABC's hit TV show, Shark Tank. In 2019, ReThink™ was the Grand Prize winner of Harvard University's President's Innovation Challenge. In 2021, Trisha became the youngest honoree named to Forbes's 30 Under 30 Social Impact list. To date, she has delivered 60+ talks in 30 cities about the power of “ReThinking.”
"I love this book! So many important words of wisdom, relatable stories, insightful references to youth culture and social media lexicon, and practical challenges and calls to action for teens today. The messages and knowledge contained in this work are critical for every adolescent to take in and apply—hopefully with encouragement and accountability as provided by parents, guardians, teachers, counselors, coaches, and other community members. It is a must-read." –Sameer Hinduja, Co-Director, Cyberbullying Research Center
"We can all benefit from stories about how others have overcome online adversity. I highly recommend this book to teens, parents and educators." –Larry Magid, CEO, ConnectSafely
"ReThink the Internet is a relatable, anecdote-based book that conveys important topics like digital citizenship and media literacy through both fiction and the author's personal history. There is no one we'd recommend more highly [than Prabhu] to lead a young person through an introduction of how to be an upstander and 'do the Internet right'." –Stephen Balkam, CEO, Family Online Safety Institute
"ReThink the Internet is a must-read for all youth...as well their parents! Trisha Pradhu masterfully weaves together the real-life stories of those harmed in the cyber world and the positive actions needed to resolve those digital conflicts. The perfect family book [...] I encourage all families to read it together." –Jane Clementi, Co-Founder & CEO, Tyler Clementi Foundation