14th November 2016

Milton Keynes Young People Launch New Sexting Resources at MKSCB Annual Conference

In October 2015, the Milton Keynes Safeguarding Children Board conducted a piece of research to investigate the extent to which children and young people across Milton Keynes had been exposed to an array of online risks in the preceding 12 months. In total, 2,427 children and young people completed the anonymous online survey.

 In August this year, the MKSCB presented some of the findings from the research to approximately 250 young people participating in the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme. For more information on NCS, please click here.

 The young people participating in the NCS were required to develop a social action project to deal with a local issue that they were passionate about, and spend 30 hours putting their project in to action within their communities. This year, inspired by the MKSCB Online Safety Research, two cohorts of students opted to base their social action projects on youth-produced sexual imagery.

 Below, you will find two videos that have been created by the children and young people themselves. Both videos were launched at the MKSCB Annual Conference 2016, and presented to over 280 professionals across Milton Keynes. The videos form the finished products resulting from the young people’s hard work and dedication. The videos were produced in just two weeks.

 The young people who created the video are keen to leave a lasting impact. They are keen for you to share and use their videos wherever you possibly can to support you in your efforts to ensure the safety of all children and young people online. The videos are designed for use not only with young people, but with parents/carers and professionals.

 So what are you waiting for? Whether it is an assembly, parent’s evening or staff training exercise, help the young people of Milton Keynes to spread their important messages and help them in their plight to raise awareness of the issues surrounding youth-produced sexual imagery.

 

 

 

 

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