Jack has winning edge

Connor Fallon and Lewis Jolley with Jack Corcoran’s friends Michael Brown and Jack Leech, who accepted the award on his behalf.
Connor Fallon and Lewis Jolley with Jack Corcoran’s friends Michael Brown and Jack Leech, who accepted the award on his behalf.

The competition asked people aged 12 to 18 to produce a form of multimedia that demonstrated cyber safety, showed people how to take positive bystander action on cyber-bullying or how to encourage a positive transition from primary to high school.

Judges commended Jack’s entry about taking bystander action. ‘The imagery was clear and powerful,’ they said.

Runner-up was Lewis Jolley (13) who was congratulated for his ‘great use of colour which drew attention’ while the third-placed poster from Connor Fallon (13) ‘seemed quite simple but drew attention with its bold colours and text’.

The competition was an initiative from the City of Joondalup and ECU.

‘This competition is part of a number of community-based projects that will help to promote cyber safety to parents, young people and Year 7 school students making the transition into high school in 2015,’ Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said.

‘It is important for young people to remember cyber safety tips such as thinking carefully before posting as anything online can stay there forever, having a friend or adult to ask for help and only have online friends that you also know offline.’

The cyber safety material will be distributed through libraries, youth centres, primary and high schools in the City of Joondalup.