Marking Safer Internet Day with resources and Into Film+ titles

03 Feb 2023

5 mins
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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 (7 February), we've collected together a number of resources and films that are available on our free* streaming service for schools, Into Film+. Check it all out below!

Our Digital Wellbeing Resource has two different versions, one created for 11-16-year-olds and one for 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 to stream with Into Film+.

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 a short film available that 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 more appropriate for primary students, while Ready Player One and Eighth Grade are best for secondary.

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

You can find more information about the day as well as additional resources on the 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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