Tyrone stars offer backing for online safety campaign
TYRONE stars Connor McAliskey and Conor Meyler have thrown their weight behind a campaign to keep young people safe online.
The Red Hand county is leading the way in efforts to protect its youth against the danger posed by the misuse of social media. The county executive’s health and wellbeing committee is offering specialist training to club officers to help them offer advice and guidance on threats which emanate from the internet.
“The GAA in Tyrone has prioritised the safety of young people using social media as a key issue,” said committee member and children’s officer Adrian Nugent.
“The county’s health and well-being committee is working in partnership with the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland to address e-safety matters and social media concerns. Clubs have their own roles to play and can avail of assistance and training in order to help ensure their young members are not placed in danger.”
The Tyrone health and wellbeing committee has organised a training evening on e-safety and keeping safe online and the impact of social media on the GAA. Health and wellbeing officers, children’s officers and chairpersons from all clubs are invited to participate.
The event takes place on Thursday, October 22 from 7.30pm until 9.30pm at the Garvaghey Centre of Excellence. Bookings can be made by contacting any member of the health and well-being committee at HWB@tyrone.gaa.ie.
The Tyrone health and wellbeing committee is engaged in a range of health promoting initiatives. Working closely with the club health and wellbeing officers, the committee has prioritised a number of key areas which affect all clubs and communities.
Following the success of the club officer workshop earlier in the year, a second workshop specifically for club health and wellbeing officers will be held at Garvaghey on November 19 at 7.30pm.