Think U Know has launched four short animated films for parents and carers offering advice on how to help keep children safe from the risks associated with the sharing of nude and nearly nude images.
The films aim to empower parents and carers by helping them:
– Understand young people’s motivations for sending nude selfies.
– Plan to respond positively and constructively if they find out their child has shared a nude selfie.
– Gain confidence and skills in initiating preventative conversations.
– Identify risky behaviours or situations, and know when to seek help.
– Know how to get help if a child is at risk after sharing an image.
TV documentary on Channel 4 Monday 7th December at 9pm
The Channel 4 documentary ‘Hunting the Paedophiles: Inside the National Crime Agency’ highlights hundreds of teenage boys who were tricked into sending indecent images of themselves online.
In 2013, the newly created National Crime Agency (NCA) uncovered one of the biggest online child abuse cases ever seen in the UK, with hundreds of teenage boys having been duped into sending indecent images of themselves to what they thought were teenage girls online. Many were blackmailed into sending more and more pictures, with chilling threats made against them by an unknown abuser. This film documents the hunt to find the culprit, which would take investigators halfway across the world, and the race against time for social workers to try to locate and protect all the victims, the number of which keeps rising. Postponed from November 23.
The NCA-CEOP Command’s Thinkuknow films cover why young people send nude selfies, how to talk to the child in your care about them, when should you be worried and when to get help.
The films can be viewed on YouTube here