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Wayne Marshall urges teens to be smart

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Wayne Marshall
Students from the Merl Grove High School were snapped in full flight as they danced to Ding Dong's 'Fling' during the break session at the FLOW Foundation Safer Internet Day Youth Seminar held at the school on February 6. AnnMarie Burrell (left), FLOW customer experience executive, gets some lessons.

Entertainer Wayne Marshall has urged teens to practise responsible use of the Internet. The artiste, who attended the FLOW Safer Internet Day youth seminar at the Merl Grove High School on Tuesday, said "negative comments and trolling online can be very harmful, especially to our youngsters".

Marshall, who collaborated with Bugle to deliver the single Social Media, joined a slate of local 'social media influencers' and technical experts who zoned in on cybersecurity, online reputation management, threats to personal safety and the disturbing trend of cyberbullying among Jamaican youth.

"A lot of us have smartphones, but we are not really smart with how we use it," said Marshall.

February 6 was celebrated globally as Safer Internet Day under the theme 'Create, Connect and Share Respect; A Better Internet Starts with You'.