TECH GIRL SUPERHERO: Binjour's Jaycia Adams, a national finalist in the 2014 Next Techgirl Superhero Competition, has conceived an app to help students overcome bullying. Photo Contributed
TECH GIRL SUPERHERO: Binjour's Jaycia Adams, a national finalist in the 2014 Next Techgirl Superhero Competition, has conceived an app to help students overcome bullying. Photo Contributed Contributed

Binjour’s Tech Girl superhero

JAYCIA Adams, codename Purple Princess, could be Australia's Next Tech Girl Superhero on December 6.

One of 20 national finalists, Jaycia has designed an app to reduce cyber-bullying and improve school health and wellness.

"It's a student survey and it asks a few questions about how they're feeling," the Year 6 student said.

"I came up with it as kids are pretty scared to confess they've been having a problem.

"As soon as they finish filling in the survey, it comes up with 'thank you', and the answers are sent to a teacher."

A teacher or guidance officer would then work with the class as a whole, to resolve issues.

The Binjour Plateau State School student said the "really outstanding idea" took three weeks.

Purple Princess, her superhero name for the course, said she was a girl "that can break into a superhero and take our life as far as it goes".

Tech Girl Movement founder Jenine Beekhuyzen said each of the national finalists would be matched with a mentor to guide them through the process of making their idea a reality.

A free book for schoolgirls, Tech Girls are Superheroes, is available from www.techgirlsaresuperheroes.org.


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