Today is Day 1 of CEOP’s three month public awareness campaign, launching with a new resource entitled “The world changes. Children don’t”.
This short film tells the age-old story of Romeo and Juliet… with a modern twist. It shows how the lives of these young lovers might play out online today, including the Lark ‘tweeting’ and Romeo ‘friending’ Juliet.
From CEOP’s press release:
“Behind this contemporary remake is the message that, although technology and social media can seem overwhelming and forever evolving, children and young people don’t change. We try to remind parents that (just as when they were young), their children are still exploring and creating their identities, keeping up with their friends and dealing with adolescent pressures. Although much of this now happens online, we remind them that the kind of parental support and advice which keeps their children safe ‘in real life’ will keep them safer online too. And our Thinkuknow resources can be a useful place to start in thinking about how they might frame these discussions.”
Watch the film here.