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.