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Young changemakers tackle local issues through remarkable innovations

  • Audrie Safira Maulana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, November 5 2019   /  02:22 am

Sharing session: Agita Pasaribu, founder of Bully.id, explains artificial intelligence and Bully.id at Bung Karno University. (Courtesy of Youth Internet Governance Forum Indonesia)One of these aspiring young changemakers is Agita Pasaribu, a legal consultant who is also an ambassador for the Youth Internet Governance Forum.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 cyberbullying victims a platform to get support, Agita decided to develop Bully.id, a free application that provides confidentia...