New Resource to Help 8-10 Year Olds to stay Safe Online

Band Runner: new Thinkuknow game and website for 8-10 year olds

The CEOP Education Team are delighted to say that Band Runner – a fun new runner-style game for 8-10 year olds – is now live on the Thinkuknow website.

The game features some familiar faces: Sam, Alfie and Ellie from the Play Like Share animations are continuing their adventures and helping children to  build their knowledge, confidence and skills to stay safe from sexual abuse and other risks they might encounter online.

Band Runner is hosted on an all-new Thinkuknow website for 8-10 year olds.

A key area of the new site is the ‘Stay Safe’ zone where Sam, Ellie and Alfie share child-friendly advice based upon their adventures in the films. The zone is divided into six  topic areas: Play, Like, Share, Chat , Lock, and Explore.

Children can visit the ‘Worried About Something?’ page which provides advice and support on how to get help if something worrying has happened online.

You can download the guidance for professionals, which includes a lesson plan on using Band Runner with children and young people here. The game and website can also be accessed by parents and carers with their children at home, and you can find information to share with parents and carers here.

Band Runner replaces their older 8-10s resource the Cyber Café. The Cyber Café will stay live here until 21st December 2018 to give time to wrap up any work in which it features, at which point it will be retired for good.