Croom student takes up fight against cyberbullying

Colm Ward

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Colm Ward

Colaiste Chiarain Croom student Dylan Begley, right, with Ruairi O Gallchoir, St Francis College, Cork at the launch of the anti cyberbullying campaign
A local student is leading the way in the fight against internet bullying by promoting Safer Internet Day.

A local student is leading the way in the fight against internet bullying by promoting Safer Internet Day.

Dylan Begley, a student from Coláiste Chiaráin in Croom is part of a group promoting the global internet safety initiative taking place next Tuesday February 11.

Dylan is a member of the 30 strong Safer Internet Ireland Youth Advisory Panel, who work closely with Webwise, and are tasked with playing an active role in developing anti-cyberbullying campaigns and contributing to policy advice to the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Justice and Equality.

To celebrate Safer Internet Day 2014, Webwise will run a nationwide awareness campaign to promote cyber safety with online content, school-based events and competitions, and traditional media elements.

The focus of Safer Internet Day 2014 in Ireland will be to reach out to young people and encourage them to address the issue of cyber bullying themselves by leading awareness raising campaigns in their clubs, schools, and communities.

Safer Internet Day is organised in Ireland by Webwise, the internet safety initiative of the Professional Development Service for Teacher (PDST), and aims to educate and raise awareness about protecting children online, so that they can responsibly enjoy the benefits of the internet, without compromising their safety and privacy. This year’s call to action is Let’s Create a Better Internet Together. See www.saferinternetday.ie