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Teens raise awareness about cyber bullying in St Ann's, Harrow
A team of teenagers gave up their weekend to campaign against bullying and teach others how to stay safe online.
The teens spent the day in St Ann’s Shopping Centre, Harrow, to raise awareness about phone and internet safety and cyber bullying, raising £118 for the National Citizen Service.
They are taking part a programme run by the service that brings teams of 16 to 17-year-olds together to run projects.
During their first meeting in August, they decided to engage young people in Harrow by teaching them about the dangers of the internet.
For their ‘action day’, the team spent the afternoon displaying the morning designing display boards on Facebook safety and phone apps, and used them later that afternoon at a stall in St Ann’s.
Two of the teenagers, Tahj John and Krupa Choksi, said "Working alongside Victim Support was really fun and getting the chance to design our own posters made it really feel like the message was from us.
“We felt the day was a real success and it gave us the confidence to approach and engage with our local community promoting issues we feel passionate about.
“Overall it was a very educational and rewarding experience."
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