To celebrate the first anniversary of our publication, we at the business standard have decided to recognise the contribution of various individuals in different fields during the last year. Sadat Rahman, maker of ‘Cyber Teens’ app, where teenagers can file complaints if they are cyberbullied, is The Business Standard’s (TBS) changemaker in the social changemaker category
Sadat Rahman won the international children's peace prize 2020. The award was presented to Sadat by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai during a ceremony in the Netherlands.
He was awarded the prize for his involvement in setting up his social organisation and mobile app 'cyber teens' to stop cyberbullying. He was also credited by joy Bangla youth award.
An hsc candidate at Abdul Hai City College in Narail, 17-year old Sadat also runs Narail volunteers, a youth organisation that works on raising awareness about different social issues – including safe internet usage. Around 30 volunteers work for the Cyber Teen's app.
Sadat has always had a keen interest in technology and he was a blogger till class seven. He wanted teenagers to have a safe space in which to share their stories of online abuse. He discussed and developed his idea with friends, so on 9 October, 2019, cyber teens began its journey. Read more about Sadat here.