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19 July 2018
By Rebecca Avery

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

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

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. If you have not yet viewed Play Like Share, you can also find the films on the new website:

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.

Guidance for professionals, including a lesson plan on using Band Runner with children and young people is available here. The game and website can also be accessed by parents and carers with their children at home; information to share with parents and carers can be found here.

Schools should be aware that Band Runner will replace the older 8-10s resource ‘Cyber Café’, which will stay live here until it is retired on the 21st December 2018

The CEOP Education team children and grownups alike enjoy this new resource!