Safer Internet Day 2021: Create A Short Video!

Safer Internet Day 2021: Create A Short Video!

by Shaun Harper -
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“Together For A Better Internet”

Safer Internet Day 2021 will be celebrated in the UK with the theme: “An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world”.

Safer Internet Day ’21 will be supported by West Yorkshire Police, who are keen to work with schools and colleges to ensure that we all share the theme- “An Internet We Trust: Exploring reliability in the online world”.

We are asking students to assist West Yorkshire Police by capturing a short clip on film and reading from the script provided. These clips can be filmed on mobile phones or whatever equipment is available within your school.

The clips will then be compiled into a film that will showcase the community’s commitment to this day. Once prepared the video can be sent out to every school across West Yorkshire and be played to other students on Safer Internet Day. The clip will last approximately 90 seconds in total.

Parental consent forms will need to be completed prior to any student taking part in the video.

Please choose one of the scripts below to read to camera:




Safe: Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information when you're chatting or posting online. Personal information includes your email address, phone number and password.

Meet: Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents' or carers' permission and even then only when they can be present. Remember online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time.

Accepting: Accepting emails, messages, or opening files, images or texts from people you don't know or trust can lead to problems — they may contain viruses or nasty messages!

Reliable: Someone online might lie about who they are and information on the internet may not be true. Always check information by asking an adult.

Tell: Tell a parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone, or something, makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online.


Script 2


Together- we need to talk to each other question, challenge what we see online.

Information- If you read something and it sounds too good to be true it usually is. If you are concerned about the reliability of something you have seen online, search for the validity. Have you read this anywhere else online, in a newspaper or heard in on the news. Question what you see and speak to a trusted adult if you are concerned.

Padlock- Always check you have the padlock at the end of a website address that shows that the website is secure. The padlock means the information you send across a website is encrypted.

Social media-Blue ticks. We find these on many of our favourite social media sites. If you are following celebrities always look for the blue tick to ensure you are following legitimate pages.


Filming Instructions


Location – Pick an aesthetically pleasing location with enough light for the background of your shot, make sure that it is as quiet as possible and away from any noise distractions such as cars and people talking, so that the subject can be heard clearly.

The Shot – Ensure the subject is the middle of the frame and allow for space either side and at the top of the frame. Ensure that your camera is at eye level of the subject, not pointing down or up at the subject.

Audio – Ensure it is a quiet place and that there is no audio disruption, ask the subject to speak loudly and clear.

The Camera (Phone) – Hold the phone horizontally (along its wider edge) and hold it steady and in the same place throughout the shot.