Advice on beating the internet trolls

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A high profile anti-trolling event was held recently in Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre to raise awareness of online dangers to young people and to give them the skills to deal with trolls.

Organised by the Police and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) together with Yellow Ribbon and attended by pupils from St. Patrick’s, Banbridge, St. Patrick’s Grammar, Armagh, Drumcree College, Lurgan College, St. Ronan’s College, Killicomaine Junior High School and Newbridge Integrated School, the event explained just how significant trolling can be and in particular the psychological harm that can impact young people being bullied online.

It gave out vital information useful for pupils, parents and teachers on what trolls do, how to block them and how to report them to the police to ensure the protection of those spending time on the internet.

Chief Inspector Davy Beck from the PSNI said, “Trolling is insidious and uses the technology that is so much a part of our young people’s lives to hurt and target them.”

For more information or copies of the anti-trolling cards, please contact the PCSP on 0300 0300 900.