Jenny’s Story is a hard hitting film for secondary pupils based on the true story of Jenny* a young teenager who chats to a stranger online using Instant Messenger. The film shows how through online chatting, Jenny reveals personal information which results in her being contacted in real life, and ultimately hurt.
*Jenny is not the girl’s real name and her part in the film is played by an actor.
The film and supporting resources you will find on this page, aim to challenge young people about the dangers of chatting to strangers on the internet, but also help them reflect on important issues such as trust, flattery, personal information and how they can develop strategies to avoid being manipulated or feeling “trapped”. The teachers’ resources will help teachers prepare this as a classroom activity for secondary school pupils from KS3 and upwards.
On this webpage you can read about the background to the project, view a short extract of the film, access the teaching support material and order Jenny’s Story resources for your school.
Film extract: 2 Minute Clip