The Chat Safe Video

Film details

  • Featuring

    Carol Vorderman

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Genre

    Instructional film/TV programme

  • Type


  • Category

    Non Fiction


Part of a mixed-media educational pack entitled: `Chatsafe - a safety guide for internet chat rooms', which includes this video, lesson plans for teachers, a leaflet, poster and mousemat. The video highlighting the dangers of Internet chat rooms, demonstrates how paedophiles will build up a relationship with younger people over a period of time, gaining their trust and confidence, then arrange to meet. Two teenage girls who fell for the paedophile trap but fortunately came to no harm explain what happened to them. The presenter Carol Vorderman also takes viewers through six points which should ensure chatrooms are used safely and without threat. They are: don't give out personal details, photographs, or any other information that could be used to identify you, such as information about your family, where you live or the school you go to; don't take other people at face value - they may not be what they seem; never arrange to meet someone you've only ever previously met on the Internet without first telling your parents, getting their permission and taking a responsible adult with you; the first meeting should always be in a public place; always stay in public areas of chat and where there are other people around; don't open an attachment or download a file unless you know and trust the person who has sent it; never respond directly to anything you find disturbing - save or print it, log off and tell an adult.

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