Developed across the Humberside Police Force area, Not in our community is a leading campaign that helps young people protect themselves and friends against grooming leading to sexual and criminal exploitation.
We work with professionals and survivors to share real life stories in a way that helps prevent this happening to other young people.
To help with home learning during the COVID-19 social distancing measures, we have adapted the most relevant Not in our community film resources. The learning objectives for all resources include: different types of grooming and exploitation, how to spot the warning signs in the lives of people you know and how to get help.
Each recommended short film is accompanied by session questions and activities and can be done individually, in pairs or as a small group. All films contain content that some viewers might find distressing. Supervising adults are encouraged to view content in advance of showing to a child and to use the resource provided to guide the discussions that should always follow afterwards.
Instructions on how to use these resources.
1 – Watch the film.
2 – Download the session plan, read the questions and talk through or write down the answers.
3 – Use the suggested answers / hints section if required.
4 – Talk with your child about the issues raised so you are both familiarised with the signs and how to get help.
A film about online grooming and sexual exploitation. Suggested session time 30 to 60 minutes.
Suitable for viewers aged 11+
A 3-part series about County Lines child criminal exploitation. Suggested session time is 3 sessions x 30 minutes.
Suitable for viewers aged 11+
A short film about a girl groomed online during the COVID 19 lockdown. Suggested time 30 to 60 minutes.
Suitable for viewers 11+
A 2-part series about sexual exploitation and County Lines child criminal exploitation. Suggested session time is 2 sessions x 30 to 60 minutes. Suitable for viewers aged 15+
Being aware of how abusers control victims, the warning signs and knowing where to get support will help parents and young people protect themselves against risks.
Practical things you can do to help include:
The Government has created a hub of support for parents and carers to help keep children safe online.
This covers topics including: child sexual abuse, radicalisation, sexting (youth-produced sexual imagery), cyberbullying, age-inappropriate content and parental controls, suicide content and support for children.
Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command.
Thinkuknow have created a page to support parents during COVID-19. Each fortnight they release new #OnlineSafetyAtHome activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety.
The NSPCC have a page that provides tips and advice for parents and carers focused on needs throughout COVID-19 and that has a section on online safety;
The NGO End Violence Against Children has teamed up with technology companies – including Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Twitter, Roblox and Snapchat – to develop a campaign to help keep children safe online during Covid-19. Further information, materials and links are available here: www.end-violence.org/safeonlinecovid
If viewers feel that they or someone they know is at risk of exploitation help is available now. Please check out the get help page
Many further resources are available at NIOC Connect