PSHE / Citizenship / Computing GCSE: Live Streaming

This short film explores live streaming and provides some useful pointers for young people.

It features a true story from someone who fell foul of live streaming.

There is also advice for young people about how to use live streaming safely and reminders about what to do if they are concerned.

The top tips section at the end should provide useful take-away points for students.

Teacher Notes

This short film could be used to help students to see the benefits and risks of online activities such as live streaming.

Prior to viewing, students could make a list of benefits and risks of live streaming.

They could then watch the film and add to their lists.

You could use this task as a way of checking prior knowledge and ensuring that your students have a good understanding of the pitfalls of live streaming and how to keep themselves safe.

Students could watch up to the top tips section and then make their own top five tips from what they have seen. They could then watch the last part of the film and compare their tips to the ones given in the video.

The film could also be used to highlight the story of Mikey and to elicit some of the emotions behind the issue.

Students could watch Mikey’s story and then prepare questions they could ask him. One person could play the role of Mikey and attempt to answer the questions.

Links to new statutory RSE and HE curriculum (secondary)

Pupils should be taught the rules and principles for keeping safe online. This will include how to recognise risks, harmful content and contact, and how and to whom to report issues.

Respectful relationships, including friendships: the characteristics of positive and healthy relationships (in all contexts, including online), about different types of bullying.

Online and media: rights, responsibilities and opportunities online, including that the same expectations of behaviour apply in all contexts, including online.

Online risks, including any material someone provides to another that has the potential to be shared online and the difficulty of removing potentially compromising material placed online.

Not to provide material to others that they would not want shared further.

Internet safety and harms: how to identify harmful behaviours online (including bullying, abuse or harassment) and how to report, or find support, if they have been affected by those behaviours.

Other subject areas

This short film could be used across other subject areas such as media studies, English and computing.

In media studies, students could use the top tips at the end of the film to make their own videos showing what to do and not to do when live streaming.

In computing, this film could form the basis of a lesson on e-safety. Students could use the example of live streaming to identify ways of making sure that they use online resources responsibly, respectfully and securely including looking more specifically at location sharing and gifting.

Curriculum Notes

This short film touches on elements of PSHE, citizenship and computing at GCSE in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4 and 5 in Scotland.

This short film addresses statutory content around internet safety, online behaviour and respectful relationships.

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Fake News
Self Image and Mental Wellbeing
Copyright and Ownership
Sensitive Pictures
Online Gaming
Trolling and Cyber-Bullying
Digital Footprint
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