Up-and-coming musician Josh Davis visiting Norfolk schools for cyber bullying awareness tour

Singer and musician Josh Davis. Picture: THE FAMOUS COMPANY

Singer and musician Josh Davis. Picture: THE FAMOUS COMPANY - Credit: THE FAMOUS COMPANY

High school pupils are to learn about online safety through the art of music.

Josh Davis, an up-and-coming British musician, will be performing at Broadland High School on Tunstead Road, Hoveton, on Tuesday.

He will also visit Smithdon High School in Hunstanton the day before.

During both performances, the 21-year-old will tackle the increasing trend of cyber bullying and discrimination among teenagers.

He will talk about the issue as well as play his debut single Fight With You.

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The gigs at the two Norfolk schools are part of a nationwide tour of more than 150 schools across the next few months.

Speaking about the subject of online safety and cyber bullying, the musician said: 'When you release a track or video or post anything online, you're giving a part of yourself to the world.

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'Although this has made it easier for artists like myself to promote new music, it also invites a faceless audience to criticise you and your work, so I can identify with victims of online abuse.'

Cyber bullying is any form of bullying which takes place online or through smartphones and tablets.

Most young people will experience it or see it at some time, according to national charity Bullying UK.

In a recent national bullying survey, carried out by the charity, 56pc of young people said they have seen others be bullied online and 42pc have felt unsafe online.

Inspired from a young age by artists such as Elvis and Michael Jackson, Josh, 21, has already been tipped as the UK's Justin Bieber.

Earlier this year he signed a deal with The Famous Company to create an EP of original material alongside a production team which have worked with top acts including MNEK and Frankmusik.

The young artist has performed at a number of events across the UK, most recently supporting former X Factor winner Ben Haenow.

He is also gaining a strong fan base via social media.

During this year the singer is set to tour Britain with a number of major performances already confirmed.

For more advice on cyber bullying call Bullying UK on 0808 800 2222 or visit www.bullying.co.uk

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