A refreshing insight into how schoolchildren view the internet, in a Trend Micro-backed competition, produced winners from Kerry to Kildare and Cork to Cavan.

The cloud security company with its EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) headquarters in Cork hosted a competition to promote and encourage conversations about being online.

The overall ‘What’s Your Story?’ prize was won by St Joseph’s NS, Ballyheigue, in Co Kerry, for a fun, inspiring, video, ‘What does the internet mean to you?’

Niall Calnan-Walsh from Rochestown in Cork was awarded the overall individual winner for his video ‘The Out-ernet’.

“The entries really depict that young people see the internet in a very positive light — a place to share memories, leave a mark on the world, offering opportunities for everyone to expand their knowledge and potential, while also being a great place to unwind,” said Avril Ronan, a global programme manager at Trend Micro EMEA. “It is so refreshing to see how young people, digital natives, view the online world and it is clear that they see it as a place to nurture creativity and success.”

Rockboro Primary School in Cork won the 8-12 years school video category for ‘Breaking news live on the internet!’ and Niall Doherty from Lucan, Co Dublin, won the individual prize (8-12 years): ‘What the internet means to me’.

Other winners included: Youth Work Ireland in Gurranabraher/Churchfield, Cork (8-12-year poster school prize), Philip McKenna of Clonakilty, Co Cork (13 years+ individual prize), and Loreto College Cavan (13+ school poster prize).



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