Wednesday 26 November 2014

Teens aim to make school safe

Published 05/12/2012 | 05:00

IRISH teens have 'banded' together to ensure cyber-bullying has no place in the classroom.

Transition Year students at one school have come up with a unique concept that aims to highlight the dangers of bullying, while providing an easy way of recording online threats and intimidation.

It is hoped their 'CyberSafe' wristband developed at Bishopstown Community School will be adopted by other schools nationwide.

The Cork teens will sell a special blue wristband equipped with a mini-USB memory stick for €5. Each memory stick will have two anti-bullying documents pre-loaded, one of which offers detailed instructions on exactly what to do if a suspected bullying incident is detected.

This includes taking a screen shot of the offending message or image to pass on to school or club authorities.

Details can be obtained from BCS's Facebook page or from cybersafe@bishopstown-cs.ie.

Irish Independent

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