Skip to content

Piracy: What’s the big deal?

For 11-14 yrs / Secondary school / Key stage 3

Did you know one in four over 12s have illegally downloaded film content in the last three months?  That’s the highest rate of piracy in the UK in the last five years*.  At Media Smart, we have teamed up with Sky, The Industry Trust, The Intellectual Property Office and MPA to develop a new PSHE accredited secondary school resource ‘Piracy: What’s the big deal?’

Our new resources include a short film with TV presenter, content creator and YouTuber, Luke Franks, and TV presenter and producer, Jacqueline Shepherd, who help explain what piracy and copyright means and why it matters to young people.  Our research has shown that, whilst it’s important to flag to students that piracy is illegal, they really sit up and take note when they realise the risk piracy brings to their own personal content.  Downloading illegal content can allow viruses access to their own technology and could mean they lose valuable assets like homework and coursework.  The resources also explore the principle of copyright, highlighting the fact that so many young people today are already content creators themselves and may need to protect their own intellectual property.

To celebrate the launch of this resource, Media Smart will be running a competition with prizes from our industry partners.  Participating classes can send us their creative ideas on how to dissuade students from engaging in piracy.  Click here for full details.

This resource carries the PSHE Association Quality Mark and has been developed to support the PSHE curriculum for living in the wider world with media literacy and digital resilience.  More specifically, it builds on the PSHE programme of study to create learning opportunities:

Preview

Preview

Preview

WordPress Image Lightbox Plugin

Win £2,000!

We have some amazing prizes for both your schools and your students

All you have to do is send us your pupils’ creative ideas on how to dissuade their peers from engaging in piracy by designing a social media video.

Entries can be a storyboard OR film.

Send us your entries by 1 April 2021 to be entered into our prize draw – winners will be selected from all eligible entries received and chosen at random.

Prizes

*First prize for one winning school*

  • £2,000 worth of film or media equipment for your school (tell us what your school needs and we will buy it)!
  • All students in the winning group to receive a download voucher for a HD rental from video on demand platform Rakuten TV

*Runner up prizes for x2 winning schools*

  • £500 worth of film or media equipment for your school (tell us what your school needs and we will buy it)!
  • All students in the winning group to receive a download voucher for a HD rental from Rakuten TV

*Early bird prizes*

  • The first x5 group entries that we receive from any school will receive a download voucher for a HD rental from video on demand platform Rakuten TV