On the road again: on tour with SID TV

21 Nov 2017 Andy Robinson

For the past four years SWGfL, as part of its work for the UK Safer Internet Centre, has been producing SID TV – film content to be used in schools for Safer Internet Day. The reach of the films has grown year upon year and our 2017 SID TV videos had nearly a million views!

As preparations for Safer Internet Day 2018 ramp, the team at SWGfL has been working hard, becoming  script writers, producers, runners and location fixers to create this years SID TV video content

SID TV hits the road

SID TV for 2018 will include a range of short promos as well as films for young people aged 3-7, 7-11, 11-14 and 14-19. We are also creating a film for parents and carers.

Our films will form part of the education packs for each key stage – they are designed to help start conversations and will be a natural extension of the activities from the packs.

This year, we are visiting primary and secondary schools in Cardiff, Belfast, Bristol and Edinburgh to talk to young people about how they feel when they are online, what effect does being online have on them and how they can develop empathy online.

We can also reveal, that our favourite puppets Red and Murphy will be making an appearance on SID TV 2018!
Look out for our SID TV films in early December when they will be available on our website and our YouTube channels.

Thank you to the schools involved!

The discussions we have had with young people of all ages during filming have been honest, open, inspiring and thoroughly enjoyable. The team here at the UK Safer Internet Centre have been humbled and moved by the willingness and enthusiasm of young people to talk about their feelings and relationships online and the consideration they give to the impact the internet has on their lives, both in a positive and a negative way.

It has been especially reassuring to see the strategies and resilience they are building to make their experiences online more positive. 

None of these films would be possible without the help and support of the young people and staff at the schools who kindly hosted us and were so keen to take part in SID TV. A huge thanks goes to Ysgol Melin Gruffydd and Cardiff High school in Cardiff, Westbury-on-Trym academy and Bristol Free School in Bristol, Ballyclare High in Belfast and Clermiston Primary in Edinburgh.

Find out more about Safer Internet Day 2018

Visit saferinternetday.org.uk to find out more about this year’s Safer Internet Day. You can also follow @UK_SIC on Twitter for all of the latest SID News, and sign up to the Safer Internet Day newsletter by emailing enquiries@saferinternet.org.uk

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