Jess gets bullied about her packed lunch and her second hand clothes.
Literally no-one wants to hang out with her.
School is tough and lonely and her mum just doesn't get it!!
But online it's different...
Online, she meets Ashley.
Being Jess is a new, digital project for young people aged 9+ about online safety and identity,
made with and for young people.
This exciting and experimental project weaves rap, visual dramatisation and animation, comes with audio description and an accompanying workshop presented in BSL with voice over. All content is captioned.
Being Jess - Digital Drama:
Click below for audio description track of the backgrounds & animation:
So... what do you think?
Should Jess stay away, or meet up with Ashley?
Being Jess - Workshop:
Here's some very useful advice about the social media and how to stay safe on SnapChat, Instagram, etc… please have a look:
If you are worried about yourself or another young person, you can get help here (there is an email address, phone number, SignVideo and online options):
If you need to talk to a professional adult you can contact Childline (they have different contact options including sign video, email and online chat)
Send us your work!
To discuss any of these instructions in BSL please email
If you have written or drawn ideas, put the title of your story in the 'subject' of the email and send to: . Make sure to include your name in the email and, with an adult, attach the consent form below.
If you want to send us a video, do this with an adult. They must fill in the consent form above.
Send us your video and Consent Form to , by .
Always ask an adult's permission and to help you send a file.
This digital project has been funded by Mac's Arcadian, Arts Council England,
and made with support from The Unicorn Theatre and Wiltshire Creative.
If you have used and enjoyed this free project,
please consider a donation to The Black Curriculum,
a social enterprise we feel is doing vital work in education right now.
You can find out more about them and donate here;