Marking Safer Internet Day with new resources and Into Film+ titles

04 Feb 2022

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#tagged Image 1 Into Film_interfilm Berlin

We've long been passionate supporters of Safer Internet Day, both because it is a crucial subject for young people of all ages and because it is particularly well suited to exploring through film; staying safe online is a visual topic after all and a significant amount of films tackle it's many components.

For this year's Safer Internet Day (8 February), we've created two new resources and collected together a number of films that are available on our free* streaming service for schools, Into Film+. Check it all out below!

First up is our Digital Wellbeing Resource, with different versions created for 11-16-year-olds and 14-16-year-olds

Using the short film Crocodile, the 11-16 resource helps students to explore issues around online interactions and the role technology plays in our day to day relationships. Meanwhile, 14-16 uses the short film #Tagged to explore issues related to media literacy, bullying, privacy and consent.

Coming of Age: Online & Offline is suitable for use with learners aged 15 and over and includes themes of public image, online personas, identity, comparisons and anxiety using scenes from the film Eighth Grade.

All the central films in these resources are available on Into Film+ and as a side note, Crocodile was also featured in our recently released programme for LGBTQ+ History Month, so be sure to explore that with your students this February as well.

Speaking of Into Film+, an eclectic mix of other short and feature-length films are now available on the platform, many of which are accompanied by film guides and resources. 

Best Friend is the third main short film available and follows a man whose virtual world takes over his whole life. Meanwhile on the feature front, Ralph Breaks the Internet and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul are most appropriate for primary students and Ready Player One and Eighth Grade for secondary.

For even more films on the topic, head to our main Internet Safety film list.

Last but not least, you can find more information about the day as well as additional resources on the main Safer Internet Day website.

*Screenings for an entertainment or extra-curricular purpose require a PVS (Public Video Screening) Licence from Filmbankmedia. State-funded schools in England are covered by the PVS Licence.

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