Manav Pulluru is a rising 9th grader most recently finishing Jr, High at Scullen Middle School in Naperville, Il. Manav will continue his academics at Out of Door Academy in Sarasota, Fl. He plays tennis, having competed, and trophied in USTA competitions, and Soccer on a travel team. He has also competed in Chess, winning tournaments as an elementary student.
Manav loves all sports as well as on-line gaming. It is through this gaming experience, he became aware of the dangers for teens online. Having been in forums with strangers around the world, he saw the pitfalls of not knowing how to protect oneself. It is this experience that drove his interest in SafeTeensOnline. Manav is excited to represent SafeTeensOnline at T-Mobile’s Changemaker Symposium in Seattle this summer, and hopes to continue evangelizing this platform so teens around the world are educated and empowered to understand digital safety and protect themselves.