Not willing to just stand by and watch his younger sister get bullied in school, a 10-year-old boy decided he needed to do something.
While some may defend their siblings by fighting back, Umar Wafi Zulkafri went high-tech instead.
Called the Anti-Bully Notification System, the young lad invented it together with his sister Iman Hasya, 8, and his friends Muhammad Irfan Nazrin Mohd Nizaar, 12 and Muhd Waseem Zainol, 12.
The innovation would enable teachers to react immediately whenever there are cases of bullying taking place within school grounds.
The Sekolah Rendah Islam Hira’ Klang student said the idea for the system came about after seeing his sister’s constant tears and complaints about being bullied at the same school.
“This device with two buttons will be placed around the school including in classes and toilets.
“Those who are bullied or witness a bullying incident can hit one of the two buttons,” he said, explaining that one button was for verbal bullying while the other was for physical bullying.
“When the button is pressed, a notification is immediately sent to the teachers’ room and their mobile phones. The teacher will also be alerted to the location of the bullying incident so immediate action can be taken,” he said when met by NSTP.
According to Umar Wafi, he plans to upgrade the invention by adding a closed circuit television (CCTV) camera so that clear evidence can be recorded.