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'Send me a pic?' pilot evaluation

We are conducting a pilot evaluation of Send me a pic? – an education programme that gives young people the knowledge and skills to navigate online relationships and the non-consensual sharing of nude images.

Send me a pic? is a resource for secondary schools that has been developed by CEOP-Education (the part of the National Crime Agency responsible for keeping children safe online). It is part of NCA-CEOP’s Thinkuknow education programme.

NCA-CEOP have developed Send me a pic? by engaging with a small number of schools. It is an engaging and positive resource for 12-14 year olds, designed to sit within the Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education curriculum. It is a set of three lesson plans based on seven short films depicting fictional online chats, which show young people requesting and receiving nude images and discussing issues related to the sharing of nude images.

Send me a pic? will help young people to:

  • Understand healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviours;
  • Explore the positive role technology can play in relationships;
  • Identify and respond to pressure and coercion;
  • Critique harmful social norms around sharing nude images in groups.

NatCen are conducting an independent pilot evaluation of Send me a pic? to better understand the programme and how it is received by young people. We also want to know what enables or hinders the successful delivery of Send me a pic?, as well as teachers’ experience of implementing the programme. This will enable a full evaluation to be conducted examining impact in the future.

Up to 8 schools across England and Scotland will take part in the Pilot Evaluation which will run in spring and summer 2020.

The pilot is being funded by the National Crime Agency.