A ten minute film about sexting and cyberbullying which can be used as part of an educational programme or watched by young people on YouTube.
Type of intervention
Target groups, level of prevention and subgroups
- Children and Young People (Victims) | Primary prevention | Young Children (12-17 years) | Male and female | Film | Internet-related only | English
Young people aged 14 -18 years
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).
Mode and context of delivery
It is a short film about internet related sexual abuse and it was produced by specialist police in order to raise awareness and intended for young people to access and watch themselves in their own home. It could also be used in an educational, community or youth setting.
Level/nature of staff expertise required
Young people can watch this film without professional input or supervision. It can also be used by anyone who is experienced in work with young people.
Intensity/extent of engagement with target group(s)
The film lasts for 10 minutes and in a group setting it can be followed by a discussion of the issues raised.
Description of intervention
Exposed is a short film (10 minutes) about a girl who sends her boyfriend naked images of herself on her mobile phone. The images are uploaded onto a social networking website and then spread around the Internet resulting in comments and reactions from her peers at school and from strangers and people stalking her online. It shows the conversation the girl has with herself while sitting in a café, having run away from home, on whether to return and face the consequences.
The film is available on YouTube free of charge at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ovR3FF_6us. It is designed to be used as a resource by schools and in young people contexts, to stimulate discussion by young people themselves.
For additional CEOP resources for children and young people on child sexual sexploitation, see: http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk.
No evaluative data available.
- Barnardo’s (2012) Cutting them free: how is the UK progressing in protecting its children from sexual exploitation (PDF). London: Barnardo’s.
- Beckett, H. et al (2012) Research into gang-associated sexual exploitation and sexual violence: interim report (PDF). Luton: University of Bedfordshire.
- Berelowitz, S. et al (2012) “I thought I was the only one. The only one in the world.” The Office of the Children’s Commissioner’s inquiry in to child sexual exploitation in gangs and groups: interim report (PDF). London: Office of the Children’s Commissioner.
- Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) (2011) Out of mind, out of sight: breaking down the barriers to child sexual exploitation: executive summary (PDF). London: CEOP.