Mayor and policing partnership chair commend Nexus collaboration with Ardnashee to keep people safe online

Pupils from Ardnashee School pictured with the Mayor Alderman Hilary McClintock, Gus Hastings, Chair of the Policing and Community Safety Partnership and Helena Bracken and staff from Nexus at the launch od a new Internet Safety leaflet designed by pupils at the school. The project was funded by the PCSP and delievered by Nexus. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.

Pupils from Ardnashee School pictured with the Mayor Alderman Hilary McClintock, Gus Hastings, Chair of the Policing and Community Safety Partnership and Helena Bracken and staff from Nexus at the launch od a new Internet Safety leaflet designed by pupils at the school. The project was funded by the PCSP and delievered by Nexus. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.

A Derry-based charity dedicated to supporting victims and preventing sexual abuse has engaged with pupils and teachers at Ardnashee in a ‘Shout Up’ initiative to keep people safe online.

The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Hilary McClintock, and Councillor Gus Hastings, Chair of the Derry and Strabane Policing and Community Safety Partnership, commended the important scheme.

A spokesperson fro the partnership stated: “The project targeted young people from the Derry and Strabane areas who are traditionally regarded as difficult to engage with and vulnerable to exploitation or inappropriate sexual behaviour.

“These young people included those from the Alternative Education Project for Derry and Strabane areas, those in or leaving care, at risk of facing homelessness and/or drug/alcohol addiction as well as those in mainstream education, youth clubs and sports clubs who live in and around the more deprived wards within the district of Derry and Strabane.”