Three students of Ballymahon Vocational School have joined the fight against cyber-bullying.
Brendan Wallace, Sorcha Murphy and James Higgins are promoting ‘Safer Internet Day’, which is organised by Webwise to educate and raise awareness about protecting children online.
The Ballymahon Vocational School students are members of the ‘Safer Internet Ireland Youth Advisory Panel’, which works with Webwise to take an active role in developing anti-bullying campaigns and contributing to policy advice to the Department of Education and Skill and the Department of Justice and Equality.
Sixteen year old Brendan Wallace, son of Paul and Pauline, Kenagh, spoke to the Leader last week about his role. The fourth year student explains that he applied online to be part of the panel, which is made up of more than thirty students all over Ireland. Brendan also explains that on Safer Internet Day, which takes place on Tuesday, February 11, the panel will launch their ‘watch your space campaign’.
So far, Brendan says that the experience has been “very interesting”.
“You get to know more about cyber-bullying and how bad it is” he concluded.
For more information, visit www.saferinternetday.ie.