YouTube stars join Home Office campaign about sexting

Posted on 07 April 2014

Get ‘In the Know’

YouTube stars Jamal Edwards, Mandem on the Wall and Twist and Pulse have joined a campaign aimed at boys and young men to raise awareness about sexting and controlling behaviour.

As part of ‘In the Know’, a phase of the Homes Offices ‘This is ABUSE’ campaign, the stars have created a series of blogs discussing issues such as consent, sexting and controlling behaviour.

All the videos end with a yes or no question, starting an interactive conversation that aims to challenge harmful attitudes and highlight clearly what constitutes abuse.

To join this conversation watch the video below from Mandem on the Wall and answer the question about sexting:

To watch all the videos in the ‘In the Know’ series visit: http://thisisabuse.direct.gov.uk/in-the-know/view/do-it-right

If you are a teacher looking to find out more information about sexting and the law and give practical advice to your pupils visit the Hot Topics – Sexting section of our website or have a look at some of these useful resources:

  • Picture This - Childnet's drama based resource for secondary teachers to educate young people about sexting and the risks. The resource consists of a playscript, three lesson plans and supporting video clips.
  • So you got naked online? - A guide for young people, produced by the South West Grid for Learning, offering information and practical advice for action following a sexting incident.
  • UK Safer Internet Centre Helpline - Teachers and other professionals responding to a sexting incident can contact the helpline for tailored advice and support.
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