Internet safety film
Our young people worked with ITV Fixers to create an educational film about Internet Safety. The film is now being used in schools across Dorset.
For many years, STEPS has engaged young people in film-making projects as a creative way of exploring educational issues. As part of YPDG, our group worked alongside ITV Fixers to devise, script, set-design, film, direct, act in and edit an educational film about internet safety.
Our group worked closely with the film production professionals, gaining valuable experience, and also got to act alongside professional actors.
The final film was put onto DVD and sent to every youth club and every secondary and middle school in Dorset. Our group has had extremely positive responses to the film from teachers.
In photograph 1 Jack learns how to operate the camera equipment. Our young people wrote, acted, filmed, operated the sound equipment, co-directed and edited the film with expert support from ITV Fixers.
In photograph 2 our group member Alaska was a star as the leading lady of our story.
In photograph 3 our group member Amber gets a quick tutorial before filming the Blind Date sequence.
Our group said: "It was fabulous to make our own film and we've gained a lot of skills and confidence. We've recently had phone calls from teachers saying how useful the film has been in teaching pupils about internet safety."