But Trisha Prabhu is doing everything she can to make the Internet a friendlier place with a little app she developed called ReThink!
By connecting to all of your social media apps on your mobile device, ReThink is able to keep track of any outgoing messages or possible posts and asks users to reconsider sending anything out if it detects harmful or offensive language!
As a high schooler, this issue clearly hit close to home for Trisha. But she says she was really inspired when she heard the story of a teen who took her own life after being the victim of cyberbullying:
"How can a girl younger than myself be pushed to take her own life? I was shocked, heartbroken and angry to learn about this incident and set out to find a long-term solution to cyberbullying. I knew I had to do something to stop this from ever happening again."
While not all victims claim their own lives, the numbers are pretty staggering when it comes to teens dealing with depression and anxiety due to cyberbullying.
Trisha goes on to say:
"Research shows that over 50% of adolescents online are cyberbullied, 38% suffer from suicidal tendencies. Victims suffer from depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem, and are afraid to go to school the following day."
The app is currently available on the Google Play store and should be available to Apple devices soon, but the early reviews are already great!
In fact, Trisha says ReThink users have reconsidered sending harmful messages about 93% of the time!
The 15-year-old has already won a handful of awards for her innovative app and she's rubbed shoulders with some pretty interesting people (above), and we have a feeling this wont be the last we hear from her!
The Bachelor and The Bachelorette may have a questionable history when it comes to gender norms and sexism, but it was very pleasant to see the show use its place in pop culture to help fight bullying.
Plus, it doesn't hurt that Kaitlyn is far and away the most likeable contestant the show has ever had.
Ch-ch-check out the emotional, yet thought-provoking Reality TV moment (above)!!!
P.S. We know they broke up, but where were Britt and Brady??
Michael Seewald took to the internet to call Josh out for being a huge hypocrite, writing:
"It distresses me to say that Josh Duggar's greatest sin is a byproduct of the sum total of his secretly sinful lifestyle. That is, that by his hypocrisy, he blasphemed the name of God. He claimed to be a Christian, but by his deeds he has suggested otherwise. With the name of God on his lips he lived a covert and extensive lifestyle of evil. While proudly saying things like, 'Our family is like the epitome of conservative values,' he was looking at porn and soliciting affairs. He took a job at the Family Research Council that exists to promote the traditional family, all the while undermining his own family by violating his marriage covenant."
Yikes! He continued to say that Josh essentially dragged God's name through the mud:
"He flourished in the fame of his family and the success of their television show, all the while betraying their trust and Christian values. The thing that is so hurtful is that he was a loud voice endorsing Christian ethics and he has been shown to be a fraud. I am profoundly grieved that he attained such a platform only to bring shame on God's holy name and the Christian faith. After hearing of Josh's scandal when he was a teenager, I publicly stated that Josh appeared to be a changed man, was walking above reproach, and living out the faith that he professed. I stood in solidarity, encouraging him to use the scandal to build humility and grace. Sadly, he had deceived us all. The name of God has been blasphemed and God is jealous for his name."
Ouch. Since the whole scandal surfaced, Josh has checked himself in to a religious rehab facility. It'll be inneresting to see if any other family members speak up about what he's done.