Monday 23 October 2017

Students find right balance for digital life

Mattia Nardon, from Cobh Community College, and Rithik Makker, from Coláiste Muire, Cobh, celebrate winning the overall prize in the Trend Micro ‘What’s Your Story’ video competition. Photo: Cathal Noonan
Mattia Nardon, from Cobh Community College, and Rithik Makker, from Coláiste Muire, Cobh, celebrate winning the overall prize in the Trend Micro ‘What’s Your Story’ video competition. Photo: Cathal Noonan
Claire Murphy

Claire Murphy

Students are increasingly concerned about the need for balance in their digital lives.

Entries to the annual video competition to promote online safety, What's Your Story, overwhelmingly demonstrated that Irish teenagers are very aware of nomophobia and social media addiction.

Mattia Nardon, Cobh Community College, and Rithik Makker, Coláiste Muire, Cobh, won the overall prize in the Trend Micro competition for their video entitled 'Power Off'.

"This year we asked students 'what would you change about your digital life?' and more than two-thirds of the entries related to obsessive social media behaviour and how smartphones consume such a huge part of their lives," said Nicola Buckley, What's Your Story programme manager.

Irish Independent

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