Play Like Share follows the adventures of Alfie, Ellie and Sam as they form a band and enter their school’s Battle of the Bands contest, taking on the mean but ‘cool’ Popcorn Wizards as they go. The three friends learn that while the internet can help, they need to use it wisely and safely.
The aim of the films is to help 8-10 year olds learn how to stay safe online. In particular, the films teach them to spot the early signs of manipulative, pressurising and threatening behaviour by people they might meet online, and develops their confidence to respond safely and get help.
Band Runner features characters and safety messages from the Thinkuknow Play Like Share animations Band Runner is a fun game that puts children’s knowledge about online safety to the test by asking them to help characters make safe choices aimed at 8-10 year olds.
Players can chose to play the game as characters Ellie or Sam who use their guitars to eliminate all
obstacles in their path as they run through school in order to make it to their next gig. If players
miss a jump or take a tumble they then need to help Alfie solve an online safety dilemma to be able
to continue play. As players pass to the next level the running gets faster!
The website also has a ‘Worried about something’ section offering advice and support to children
who are feeling worried, scared or upset about something which has happened online.
Digiworld is for all.
There is an interactive game for 7 – 16 year olds, a special area for younger children and resources for parents, carers and teachers so that they can support their children online.