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Young changemakers tackle local issues through remarkable innovations

Audrie Safira Maulana

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Mon, November 4, 2019  /  03:07 pm
Young changemakers tackle local issues through remarkable innovations

Monitoring: A fisherman uses FishGO application on a mobile phone. (Courtesy of FishGO) (FishGO/-)

More and more young Indonesians are using innovations for the betterment of their local communities. One of these aspiring young changemakers is Agita Pasaribu, a legal consultant who is also an ambassador for the Youth Internet Governance Forum. Sharing session: Agita Pasaribu, Founder of Bully.id, explaining about Artifical Intelligence (AI) and Bully.id at Bung Karno University. (Youth Internet Governance Forum Indonesia/-) Agita has seen how bullying in cyberspace affects many people and leaves thousands of victims to suffer alone. She, however, is a minority in a society that still mostly ignores real life bullying let alone bullying that takes place in the virtual realm. "Not all forms of abuse leave bruises. Until our society recognizes cyberbullying for what it is, the suffering of thousands of silent victims will continue,” Agita said. In order to give ...