Stranger Danger - a free e-safety resource for school-aged children

We've created a film to highlight the potential dangers posed by strangers and the importance of being aware and staying safe, online and offline.

The story of 'Billy and Bella Bolton' is designed to encourage children to interact with the storylines and discuss the consequences of sharing personal information and meeting people they don’t know.

Originally a live performance, created and performed live in schools by our customer volunteer group Dramatic Action, the BBC liked the idea so much that they worked with us, Eagley Junior School in Bolton and Greater Manchester Police to turn it into a film that can be used as an educational resource for schools around the country addressing the subject of e-safety.

The film has a running time of 14 minutes but has pause points where we pose questions on-screen to encourage the viewers to think about and discuss the issues raised.

The material is supported by a written booklet, which you can download from this page. It may also be worth asking your local PCSO for help to present it in a class setting for additional guidance, and questions and answers.

Pupils from Eagley Junior and Turton Secondary, members of Dramatic Action and members of our staff played the roles in the film.

Stranger Danger film

Stranger Danger interactive film, with questions:

A subtitled version of the film is also available. To watch that, click here.

Contact us

For more information about the Stranger Danger film and Ask yourself workbook get in touch with:

Val Hulme, Customer Engagement Officer, on 01204 327989, or email val.hulme@boltonathome.org.uk

Ask yourself workbook

Educational resource to raise awareness of stranger danger and antisocial behaviour.

ask yourself booklet.pdf [pdf] 1MB

Your feedback is important to us

We’d really appreciate your feedback on the film and workbook to inform our future projects.

We’ve made Stranger Danger freely available as a school resource and ask teachers, please share with us your experiences of delivering it to your classes. Please tell us how you’ve used it, or plan to use it, and tell us what additional support, if any, would be useful.

Please contact Val Hulme, Customer Engagment Officer, on 01204 327989 or email val.hulme@boltonathome.org.uk

In your words

"Congratulations on designing and creating an excellent tool for delivering an up-to-date message on stranger danger, personal safety and online safety for young people." Sergeant Kevin Lister, Bolton

What the cast say

Elliot Horpe, plays Billy. Former Eagley pupil Elliot is now at Turton School. Elliot said: “I think this film is a really good idea. If children get phones then they have to be careful and really their parents should know what they’re doing on them.

“I also think that we should all be reminded to be aware if a stranger comes up to you in the street and not to go off with them or share any personal details.”

Frankie Hulme, plays Bella and also goes to Turton. Frankie added: “Bella is a typical teenager and thinks that she knows best. We have to remember that we’re still a bit naive at our age and this can leave you vulnerable if you don’t have your wits about you.”