Boy band spread the online safety message

editorial image

An up-­and-­coming Irish boy band hit the right note at Thornton College with a roof­-raising gig and an eloquent message about online safety.

The Dublin band, Taken, were a massive hit with Year 7 to 11 pupils.

In ­between playing their own compositions and current pop hits, the three band members gave advice on how to stay safe online and navigate social network sites.

They also recounted personal tales of cyberbullying and where to go for help. The band have taken their message to teenagers into more than 70 schools in the past 10 weeks.