CBS The Green Students Selected For National Webwise.ie Panel

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Swithin Pais and Joshua O’Sullivan of CBS The Green who have been selected for the webwise.ie youth panel (missing from photo is other student selected, Ronan Pearce). Photo by Dermot Crean

THREE CBS The Green Tralee Secondary School Students have been selected to represent their school and the young people of Ireland on this year’s webwise.ie Youth Panel for 2019-2020.

Webwise.ie is an internet safety awareness initiative focused on the education of young people, teachers and parents on the safe use of the internet and good practices online.

Every year webwise.ie selects students from a large group of entrants and Ronan Pearce, Swithin Pais and Joshua O’Sullivan will have the honour of representing the school.

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“Our students are delighted to be part of this year’s panel which is made up of 30 students from schools all over Ireland and they are delighted to ensure that the voices of all young people in Ireland is represented on the panel,” said Jennifer Stack,┬átheir Digital Media teacher.

“Their views are heard at both National and European levels so that young people can raise awareness of safer internet use and have a say in future policy on issues that affect them.”

The students attended their first youth panel meeting at The Dream space in Microsoft Irelands HQ.

It was a very exciting and educational experience for them, meeting with webwise.ie, Microsoft Ireland employees and representatives from PDST.

“The support our students are receiving from these organizations is so valuable for the success of this initiativeand more importantly for our student’s future careers,” said Ms Stack.

“As our schools Safer Internet Ambassadors, Ronan, Swithin and Josh are busy in my digital media classes putting together their plans and projects to raise awareness on internet safety and teaching younger students the importance of caring for their “Digital Footprint” We look forward to sharing their initiatives with other schools in Kerry,” Ms Stack concluded.

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