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Jade W

Jade W

Name: Jade Weatherill
Age: 17
Year of the Fix: 2013
Location: Harrogate
Campaign: Dangers of Internet Fame

It's really shocking the extent to which some people will go to be seen and noticed.

 

Some of the pictures you see on social media sites nowadays are so offensive, and I don’t think young people realise the pitfalls of posting photos like these.

 

That’s why my group of Fixers and I want to inform other young people about the dangers of seeking internet fame and help them to stay safe online.

 

Many young people are too "open" with what they share on social media sites and this can be quite dangerous.

 

I think many youngsters feel insecure and think by being outrageous they will be “loved" by their peers.

 

Working with Fixers, we hope to encourage young people to use the internet responsibly and show them how to protect themselves online.

Here is a list of the Fixers helping me with my campaign:

 

Rebecca Palabiyik

Beth Holmes- Gill

James Nicholls

Bethany Grace

Sandra Hapeta

Dr Dan Laughey, Leeds Metrpolitan University

Dr Laughey helped us with our broadcast piece by providing his expert opinion.

August 2013

My campaign was featured on Stray FM. Click here to read the story.

 

June 2013

Following my project being featured on ITV News, the Harrogate News published a story about my Fix.

 

The same month, my story was also featured in the Harrogate Advertiser.

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