Tomorrow, 26 April, a star-studded showcase event featuring Jedward, Kodaline, Danny O’Carroll and more, will be hosted by Facebook Dublin. The event is set to highlight some of the best peer-led anti-bullying practices taking place across the Republic and Northern Ireland.
The event will see the launch of the Diana Award, ‘A GuideTo Anti-Bullying Activism On Facebook‘, an online resource which has been developed by young Diana Award Anti-Bullying Ambassadors, in conjunction with the Safety Team at Facebook in Dublin.
The Guide shows how educators and campaigners can use Facebook pages to raise awareness of bullying, and provide support to young people. Many of the young people who have become Ambassadors have experienced bullying themselves, and are now actively tackling bullying both online and offline, with outstanding results. This is the third year running for the event in Dublin. Watch here for highlights of last year’s event:
The Diana Award was set up for young people, in memory of Princess Diana, whose sons The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry actively support the award.
Jedward, who participated in last year’s event and will return tomorrow, said,
We’re so proud to be supporting the amazing work of all the Irish Diana Award Anti-Bullying Ambassadors. We know that bullying can be incredibly damaging, and it’s important that young people come together to end its harmful effects.
Hear John and Edward speaking last year about their experiences with bullying, even as adults:
Be sure to check out the good work of the Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Campaign, on Anti-Bullying Pro’s website. You can also follow Anti-Bullying Pro and The Diana Award on Twitter, and like Anti-Bullying Pro and The Diana Award on Facebook.