Boy band gig and cyber chat for Thornton College students

Boy band Taken at Thornton College
Boy band Taken at Thornton College
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Getting the message across to teenage students about online safety need not be boring if you enlist the help of an Irish boyband.

This was certainly the case at Thornton College when a trio of up-and-coming singers known collectively by the band name Taken dropped by to entertain the senior students with a roof-raising gig and plenty of advice on how to stay safe online and how to navigate social network sites.

The group’s members even shared personal tales of cyber bullying and suggested where students might be able to find help.

This visit was a first for the school and students in years 7 to 11 enjoyed the mix of original music compositions, current pop hits and informal yet informative advice.