Childnet 2019 Film Competition

10 years of the Childnet Film Competition highlights how peer education can help keep children safe online.


Childnet Film Comp 2019 LogoChildnet, a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre, has launched its 10th Childnet Film Competition to encourage young people aged 7-18 to create a short film to educate their peers about staying safe online.

For 10 years the Childnet Film Competition has inspired young people to harness their creativity and educate their peers on online safety issues. The competition is delivered by leading children’s online safety charity Childnet, as part of its work in the UK Safer Internet Centre.

Judged by a panel of experts from the BBC, BAFTA, BBFC and BFI, the winning films will be shown at the finalists’ event in London and will be used as educational resources in schools across the UK.

This year’s theme focusses on what we can all do to make our future internet a great and safe place.

As Will Gardner OBE, Childnet CEO and Director, UK Safer Internet Centre said:
“What 10 years of the Childnet Film Competition has shown us is that young people are passionate about educating and inspiring their peers to stay safe online. We know that young people can play an important role in helping to address some of the risks and challenges of the online world. The Childnet Film Competition provides a platform for young people to do exactly this. Our theme this year, ‘Our future online’ gives young people the opportunity to play an active part in creating a better internet. We look forward to seeing the creativity that children and young people across the UK will undoubtedly demonstrate.”

Our future online – how to take part

The Film Competition is split into two age categories and schools or youth organisations must oversee and submit entries on behalf of all participants. For both categories, young people must create a film in response to the theme: ‘Our future online – what can we all do to make our future internet a great and safe place.’
  • Primary category: 7-11 year olds are invited to create a 60 second film
  • Secondary category: 11-18 year olds are invited to create a 2 minute film
  • For both age groups, Childnet are looking for creative, imaginative films which show how young people can make a positive difference online. Young people might express their ideas through a variety of ways, including comedy, animation, or music. They will be encouraged to consider different filmmaking styles such as creating an advert, campaign or documentary.

    Childnet have developed resource packs including storyboard templates, guides to filmmaking and other useful documents to help schools and youth organisations engage and support young people in making their films.

    Closing date and how to enter
    Childnet Film Comp 2019 PhotoEntries need to be sent to Childnet by 10th June, including entry and media consent forms which can be found at www.childnet.com/film-comp. There is also important information about copyright that entrants will need to consider.

    The shortlisted films will be shown on the big screen in front of industry guests and young people at the Childnet Film Competition 2019 Event at the BFI London Southbank and will also receive a BBFC rating.

    The Film Competition winners will each receive a filmmaking kit for their school which includes a DSLR camera, tripod and clapperboard.

    The winners will be decided by an expert panel which includes:

  • Catherine McAllister, Head of Safeguarding and Child Protection at BBC Children’s
  • David Austin OBE, Chief Executive of the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC)
  • Joanna van der Meer, Film Tutor and Family Learning Programmer at BFI Southbank
  • Lisa Prime, Children’s Events Programmer at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)

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    Written by Childnet International on March 07, 2019 10:33

    Safer Internet Day 2019 Competition

    Encourage pupils to work together for a better internet with our annual competition


    SID2019 LogoThe next ‘Safer Internet Day’ will be the sixteenth edition of the event and will take place worldwide on Tuesday 5th February 2019.

    The theme for 'Safer Internet Day 2019' will be ‘Together for a better internet’.

    The day aims to inspire young people to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. The theme encourages us to consider what we do online, such as exploring the internet and thinking about how it works, considering where the information comes from and who owns it, being responsible for our own activity in the digital space and taking control of our own online lives.

    SID2019 Competition - NOW CLOSED

    To celebrate the fantastic work being done through Safer Internet Day activities around the world, we are delighted to be running our annual competition for schools. To get involved, all your pupils have to do is complete the grid as shown below and then tweet their entries from the school Twitter account.

    SIS2019 Competition Grid

    The grid template can be downloaded as part of our free Safer Internet Day assembly available to all members (if you are not already a member, you can join our free membership here), or you can create your own. This can be in simple text, an image or a video. As long as it can be Tweeted and includes @SafeguardingSGE in the message.

    To submit your school entries:

    1) Simply Tweet your entries including the @SafeguardingSGE from your school Twitter account,
    or
    2) Submit your entries by email to competition@safeguardingessentials.com and we will Tweet it on your behalf

    Entry is open now and schools can enter as many tips as they wish. All entries must be received before midnight on February 1st 2019 to be included in the competition. Please see the competition terms here.

    Winners

    The winners of our 2019 competition are:

    SID2019 Primary WinnerBest Primary School
    This entry was submitted by Cwm Glas Primary School in Swansea. Overseeing the project, Claire Howells from the school added "The boys really enjoyed the challenge of making a poster and used the example you provided as a template to build on. They took on board all the information they were given. They even created a background on a painting program so they knew it wasn’t a copyright image. They have been very excited for today to find out the competition winner!"

    castleford tweetBest Secondary School
    The winner in the secondary school category were the Digital Leaders from Castleford Academy.

    Their winning entry can be viewed on Twitter here.

    Mr Whitworth from Castleford Academy commented "Digital Leaders is something that we have been slowly developing over the past 12months. Giving pupils more ownership of Digital technologies and its development in the school. We are always on the look out for projects to get involved in. This one is particularly important to us as a school. We had a number of in-depth discussions about what our top tips would be. All pupils enjoyed the involvement in the project and it has been rolled out across the school as part of our Safer Internet Day (week) campaign."

    Winning schools each receive one years free membership to Safeguarding Essentials.

    St Wolstans E-safety Video

    Highly Commended


    We would like to make a special mention St Wolstans Community School. The pupils there put in a great deal of preparation and organisation to come up with an e-safety song. You can view their video on the school Facebook page

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    Written by Safeguarding Essentials on February 25, 2019 14:29

    Safeguarding Essentials, Safer Internet Day Competition Terms 2019

    Safeguarding Essentials, Safer Internet Day Competition Terms 2019


    This competition is open to schools and youth organisations in the UK and schools overseas. You do not have to be a member of Safeguarding Essentials or E-safety Support to enter.

    Entries must be received by midnight on Friday 1st February 2019 to be entered into the competition.

    Each entry must be a series of internet safety tips as indicated on the information provided and must be a Tweet from a school Twitter account (this can be text, image or video) and include @SafeguardingSGE in the Tweet to be valid. Entries can also be submitted via email to competition@safeguardingessentials.com. Entries must be submitted by a member of school staff and not by the pupils

    By submitting an entry, you agree for the Tweet to be used on the Safeguarding Essentials website as well as on social media platforms. Your school name (but no names of staff of pupils) may also be included on these platforms.

    There are 2 categories, Best Primary School Entry, Best Secondary School Entry.

    A winner will be chosen from each category and announced on 5th February 2019 - Safer Internet Day. If you are a winner, we will endeavour to contact you by phone and email on the same day prior to announcement. However, if we are unable to contact you, we will still announce the winning entries on the 5th February.

    If you are chosen as a winner, you will be given 1 years free membership to Safeguarding Essentials for your school. If you are already a member, the free year will be added to the end of your current membership period. Alternatively, you may choose to nominate another school to receive your prize.

    For winner’s details please send an email to: competition@safeguardingessentials.com within 28 days of the closing date.

    By entering the competition, entrants agree to be bound by the rules and by any other requirements set out in promotional material.

    Good Luck!

    SIS2019 Competition Grid

    Written by Safeguarding Essentials on November 22, 2018 10:48


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