Young people create award winning online safety films!

Posted on 03 July 2018

Today is the Childnet Film Competition Finalists' Event! This event is where we will be celebrating the amazing work of the competition finalists, watching their films on the big screen, and announcing who will take home 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category.

The Childnet Film Competition invited schools and youth organisations from across the UK to capture their internet safety messages in a short film.  This year, the film competition invited young people to think about how we can all make a positive difference online by supporting young people to ‘Connect with respect’.

Who are the finalists?

Grange Primary School - Connect With Respect. A Better Internet Starts With Us.

A party is being planned and Medhi has not been invited. In retaliation he decides to post a mean comment about it but is quick to realise that this is not the best way to behave online. With the clever use of a green screen to transport us through this tale we see how Medhi turns this situation around.

Trinity Church of England School- Footprints

Have you ever wondered what would happen if someone viewed your digital footprint? This visually led silent movie prompts us to think about our digital footprints and what they say about us and highlights the importance of leaving positive digital footprints. Footprints you can be proud of!

St Anne’s Catholic Primary School – Connect With Respect

A catchy, well versed rap which offers 5 very important top tips about the importance of being kind and respectful online.

Esher Church of England High School – One Post

This 2 minute film shows us the importance of being an up stander and taking action if you see someone being bullied online. We learn how one post, one speech, one group and one text can affect someone and how it only takes one person to make a change.

Queen Mary’s Grammar School – A Better Internet

James uses the internet a lot, in particular to vlog about his gaming skills. To his frustration he receives some negative comments but instead of letting them get to him, he decides to use this experience to help other people.

The Ferrers School – Game Over

A girl plays an online game and makes the wrong choices. We see the result of these choices unfold. Playing for a second time, she is able to correct these mistakes by making better choices. A film to demonstrate the difference between sensible and irresponsible online actions.


Who are the judges?

The Film Competition will be judged by a panel of experts from BAFTA, the BBFC, BBC, and the BFI. You can find out more about the judges on the Childnet website.


What are the prizes?

There are some great prizes up for grabs in the Film Competition 2018. These include film making kits, a DSLR camera, a trophy and more!

All of the shortlisted films also receive BBFC accreditation and will be used as educational resources across the UK!

Where can I watch the films?

All of the films are free to watch and download for use in your school, youth group of organisation. The films created share really important online safety messages, and are a great way to educate young people through the voice of their peers.

The films will be available to view from the 4th July on:

The Childnet website

Childnet YouTube

UK Safer Internet Centre Vimeo


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