Free Media Project for Young People
Hampshire Police would like you to take part in an exciting, new media competition, supported by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. We want to hear what you have to say.
We’d like you to imagine that you’re an influential YouTuber or Podcaster and to use that power to make a short podcast or video that will help spread the word to other young people about knife crime and the consequences of carrying a knife.
Hampshire is a safe place to live but knife crime is a growing problem, affecting much younger children than it used to. Knife crime is simply any crime that involves a knife and for under 18s, that includes even carrying a knife or trying to buy one.
Some young people say that they carry a knife for protection or to make them feel safer, but it is a crime to do so and research has shown that you’re actually more likely to become a victim of crime if you’re carrying a knife.
How to Take Part
Use your creative powers to tell us your thoughts about knife crime and how we can reduce the problem here in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Think about the people who are affected, not just the victim but friends and family too.
You don’t need a load of specialist equipment; in fact, you can make a really good podcast or YouTube video on a phone or tablet. It’s the script that’s important.
It’s all free – you just need to register at www.collaboratedigital.com/register.
And once you’ve finished your podcast or video send it to us. Schools across the county will be taking part in this project later in the year so this is your opportunity to get your recording in ahead of them. The best entries will be shared online so be as creative as you like. Good luck!
Work together in groups of four or five – more minds will create something really special and interesting. Discuss what you’re being asked to do and brainstorm to come up with a brilliant idea.
Make sure you research the subject before you start writing. Use the resources here on the website and follow the links to relevant websites. Watch all the videos too, they’re packed full of useful information.
You don’t need loads of special equipment – you can record on a mobile phone or a tablet. There is free software available online if you want to edit your video – this article recommends some of the best. For free audio editing programmes take a look here.