Sunday 17 December 2017

Players link up with digital campaign

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Daragh Small

Commercial and marketing manager said Munster Rugby were delighted to play their part in the "What's Your Story?" digital safety competition.

Cian Bohane, James Cronin and Niall Scannell were in attendance at St Vincent's Secondary School in Cork, and they gave a talk to students about the Trend Micro 2016 competition.

The competition itself awards up to €8,000 in cash prizes and centres around shared experiences online.

Individuals and schools, as well as youth and community groups, are encouraged to share their understanding of the internet.

"Munster Rugby is happy to be here today in St Vincent's supporting the 'What's Your Story?' competition and finding out what the internet really means to young people; everything from the good to the bad, the necessary and the not so needed," said Lynch.

"The internet is a great place to be and this competition really highlights that."

The competition website displays all of the entries for this year, and from there the ones with the most viewings and ratings are shortlisted.

Global program manager for internet safety at Trend Micro EMEA, Avril Ronan, said this competition is crucial so young people can safely use the internet.

"There are often gaps or misconceptions between the reality of the internet for a young person verses what we as adults perceive or worry about," she explained.

"The internet is a very powerful tool but that can be harnessed in a very creative and positive way."

Irish Independent

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