An upcoming boy band from Dublin ‘Taken’ visited Biddenham International School this week to perform and pass on important messages about e-safety.
The pop and rock music trio made up of Stephen Barron, 18, Eoghan MacMahon, 19, and Richard Power, 19, are touring around more than 100 schools in the UK to promote the importance of staying safe on line and not being a part of or falling prey to cyber bullying.
Stephen said: “We feel that e-safety is a really big issue for young people all over the world today and that its negative effects can be devastating. We want to give a strong message that cyber bullying and intimidation, in any of its forms, including sexting, is neither cool nor acceptable. As we are of the same generation as many of these young people we hope that they will take this on board and use social media in a positive way. Head teacher David Bailey was pleased to welcome them to the school: “The students really enjoyed having Taken visit the school and watching them perform their music. I am grateful for them heading up the importance of e-safety and presenting their message in such a powerful way.”
The trio who have had two top 40 singles in Ireland have a strong on line presence on YouTube and social media.