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Friday, January 24, 2014

Teen Uses Data to Focus Bullying Conversation

Viraj Puri is a thirteen-year-old who wants data to help inform the national dialogue on bullying. The teen lives in Reston, VA and created a heat map that uses open sources to track when bullying is mentioned online. Puri is working with Georgetown University and the University of Wisconsin to expand the heat map. He believes that with access to more data the map could show policymakers how the conversation around bullying is trending around the country.