‘False Freedom’ is a new film made by young people in NI for young people, to highlight the issues around child sexual exploitation.
The film shows how grooming for exploitation can be played out in real life, and depicts a young girl who finds herself in an exploitative relationship.
The young people volunteered through Barnardo's Safe Choices, and both wrote and acted in the film.
The aim of the DVD and the accompanying resource pack is to alert young people to the dangers around sexual exploitation and generate discussion about the issues with the aim of empowering young people to make safe choices for themselves. False Freedom is designed to be used in any setting from schools to youth clubs with young people aged 12 years and above.
The DVD and resource pack is free of charge and is available from Barnardo’s NI. For further information contact: Jacqui.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The film was funded by the Public Health Agency as part of the CSE Knowledge Transfer Partnership NI and the resource pack is jointly funded by the Safeguarding Board NI, PSNI and St James Place Foundation.