This section provides age appropriate video resources to help you to teach your child how to use the internet safely.
Jessie and Friends (4-7 Years)
The key message throughout Jessie and Friends is that if a child is ever worried by anything online, they should tell a grown-up they trust, who will help them. However, before watching these videos we advise you to read through the guidance on the ThinkuKnow website.
The Jessie & Friends animations are age-appropriate resources and do not depict any situations where adults communicate with children online. Instead. They show safe, non-scary situations which help young viewers identify things which might worry them online.
Play Like Share (8-10 years)
Play Like Share follows the adventures of Alfie, Ellie and Sam as they form a band and enter their school’s Battle of the Bands contest, taking on the mean but ‘cool’ Popcorn Wizards as they go. The three friends learn that while the internet can help, they need to use it wisely and safely.
The aim of the films is to help 8-10 year olds learn how to stay safe online. In particular, the films teach them to spot the early signs of manipulative, pressurising and threatening behaviour by people they might meet online, and develops their confidence to respond safely and get help.
Jessie and Friends Episode 1 - Watching Videos (4-5 years)
The series begins with Jessie and her dog, named Dog, as they watch videos online using a tablet. Together they learn that while the internet can be enjoyable and fun, there are sometimes things online that can be upsetting or scary. Jessie learns that she can always speak to a grown-up who will be able to help her and put down the tablet if there is anything she sees or hears online that makes her feel worried, scared or sad.
Jessie and Friends Episode 2 - Sharing Pictures (5-6 years)
Here we meet Mo and Tia, who together with Jessie complete the friendship trio. At Tia’s birthday party they use Tia’s older brother Kyle’s mobile to take fun photos of themselves. The trio agree to send their photos to Tia’s nan but also a few other people whose numbers are saved in Kyle’s phone. When the photos are shared with other children at their school without their permission, they turn to their teacher for help. The three friends learn about how images can get shared more widely than you first expect, and the importance of consent.
Jessie and Friends Episode 3 - Playing Games (6-7 years)
Jessie, Tia and Mo are playing the exciting online game Avelzon where they are trying to beat their nemesis Dr Yekl. A ‘friendly’ unknown gamer starts chatting to Jessie in the game and offers to help the ‘Supertotalmegaheros’ in their quest. However Jessie soon discovers that the gamer’s intention is not to help the friends, but to trick them into losing instead. Jessie, Tia and Mo learn that when playing online games they should keep their personal information private, only talk to people they know in real life and that they can tell an adult they trust if anything happens that makes them worried.
Play Like Share Episode 1 - Block Him Right Good Alfie! (8-10 years)
Play Like Share Episode 2 - Who's Magnus? (8-10 years)
Play Like Share Episode 3 - They have Fan but we have Friends (8-10 years)