* Just A Game is a blended film and live interactive workshop for schools, colleges and parents addressing cyber-specific crime. The workshop looks specifically at this theme within young people and gaming. It explores the process and consequences as well as challenges people to hold early conversations to prevent high risk and illegal online behaviour.
* Just A Game, written by Barney Thompson, directed by Jai Vethamony.
Increase understanding and awareness of cyber-specific crime
Explore early warning signs
Practise how to safely challenge and hold difficult conversations as an early prevention technique
Share information of where to get further help, advice and support as well as how to use digital/gaming skills for pro-social online engagement & challenge
Interactive workshop including debate, role-play and problem solving
Engagement with face to face characters from the film to test our solutions
Delivery in partnership with North West Regional Organised Crime Unit or Greater Manchester Police’s Cyber Crime Unit
We will require a screen/projector and sound equipment from partner agencies to play the film from, ideally through wifi
Gaming and young people and it's potential links to cyber specific crime (impacting public systems/services)
Vulnerability and risk factors
Alternative routes & avoidance strategies
The law relating to cyber specific crime
1.5 hour live/blended session with film, actor and facilitator for up to a class size at a time
”Stand up for what's right. Detect hate crime & be a good listener.”
”Treat everyone equally & I don't leave anyone out.”
”I will be kinder.”
”I heard stuff like this a couple of times and it’s a real thing. The play cannot get any more real. It's down to the point and shows what it needs to.”
"To challenge but not shut down difficult conversations.”
"It taught me to listen to people carefully without judgement.”
”It helped me understand what options are available if you’re feeling isolated.”
"Our Year 9 and 10 students were visited by Odd Arts to watch a powerful and memorable piece of theatre. The play allowed our students to watch how radical thoughts and feelings can spiral out of control and how vulnerable some young people are. The play was well acted and it was clear that a lot of thought, care and research had gone into this piece to ensure that our students are educated and made aware of the dangers around them. The workshop after the play allowed our students to consolidate their understanding and voice their own opinions through the form of forum theatre and it really did give them a chance to explore how this situation could have been prevented.”
Become A Participant
You can self-refer to some of our ongoing community projects and sessions.
We deliver FREE workshops at our base in Moss Side Powerhouse. We welcome and support young carers, and participants with additional needs.