Kildare Rotary clubs tackle social media fears for teenagers

Schools: Peace Project run by Rotary Clubs

Niamh O'Donoghue

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Kildare Rotary clubs tackle social media fears for teenagers

Peace Projects workshops at the UN school at the Curragh Camp

Newbridge and Naas Rotary Clubs yet again joined forces to tackle concerns about social media's influence on young people.

“From online bullying and sexual harassment through to gang recruitment and radicalisation, the dangers of being online are real across the world,” said a spokesperson.

The Peace Advocate Training was run from The UN Peace School at the Curragh last Thursday 13, and Friday, September 14.

On conclusion of the training, each participant was awarded a Peace Advocacy Certificate.

The course, which was free to all participants, was facilitated by Naas and Newbridge Rotary Clubs, together with the Rotary Clubs of Ireland and Great Britain and the generous support of The UN Peace School.

Mrs Jean Best, together with her husband Keith, presented the two-day course (8 hour) to a group teachers and students, members of the community and Rotarians.

In addition to the Rotary International Presidential Citation 2012, Jean Best has been awarded a United Nations Peace Medal in recognition for her work in Peace Advocacy for 2017. This is one of a number of youth development programmes run by the clubs.