Teaching Resource: Online grooming video 'Kayleigh's Love Story'

Kayleigh's love story is a five minute video made by Leicestershire Police following the rape and murder of 15 year old Kayleigh after she was groomed online. It can be used, with care, as a teaching resource and point of discussion with young people to explore online grooming and how to stay safe. One of the very interesting things about the video is that it's told from Kayleigh's point of view and you get to see the stark difference between her imagination and the world created by her groomer, and what played out in reality.

Here's the video:

You can find more information about the film and view it in other languages via the Leicestershire Police's website.

You can download teaching resources to accompany the video via tes - these resources have been uploaded and freely shared by a teacher.

If you're unsure about the safe teaching of sensitive topics, you might find this blog post useful: 10 tips for teaching about mental health safely & sensitively - the ideas will all translate across easily.