Big­otry web­site gets new look

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Com­mu­nity Links South La­nark­shire have re­launched their web­site to help com­bat sec­tar­i­an­ism.

In ad­di­tion to in­di­vid­ual pro­ject pages, vis­i­tors will now have ac­cess to a num­ber of re­sources which may be used with young peo­ple to start di­a­logue and dis­cus­sions around so­cial me­dia and sec­tar­i­an­ism.

Paul Hay­ward, so­cial mar­ket­ing of­fi­cer at Com­mu­nity Links, said: “So­cial me­dia is such an in­te­gral part of to­day’s so­ci­ety, par­tic­u­larly for young peo­ple.

“Our‘What is Sec­tar­i­an­ism on So­cial Me­dia?’pro­ject is not about telling young peo­ple what they should and shouldn’t post on­line.

“Rather it is about ed­u­cat­ing them around the dan­gers and con­se­quences of post­ing of­fen­sive ma­te­rial on­line, as well as pro­vid­ing a safe space to dis­cuss sec­tar­i­an­ism.

“We hope that the re­sources avail­able on our new web­site will help part­ners fa­cil­i­tate dis­cus­sions with the young peo­ple they work with and pro­vide valu­able in­for­ma­tion that will help them make in­formed choices when post­ing on­line.”

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