Fulneck School pupils have appeared on the telly to talk about internet safety.
They are part of a hard-hitting film which was broadcast for the first time on the BBC’s The One Show, with special guests will.i.am and Zoe Ball, ahead of the recent Safer Internet Day.
The Fulneck pupils were featured reading out some of the nicest and meanest messages posted between young people on-line in order to highlight the potential effect on those receiving them.
Ayeesha Zamir, a year 10 pupil who appeared in the film, said:
“Some of the messages were lovely but it must have been horrible for those individuals being targeted with the nasty ones. Parts of the film are quite hard to watch but it gets the key message over really powerfully.”
Safer Internet Day started in 2004 as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project. It is now celebrated in more than 70 countries worldwide and across six of the world’s seven continents and deals with issues ranging from cyberbullying to social networking.
The film is also now appearing on the BBC website, which launched at the end of last year and is aimed at empowering children between the ages of nine and 12 to have positive experience on the internet, on mobile phones and other digital platforms.