With the evergrowing role of the internet in everyday life, addressing the potential threats that face young people in the online world is more urgent than ever. However, at Masterclass we also believe that it’s imperative that the experiences of young people themselves lead the way, to make for a more enriching and engaging discussion.

Inspired by the true experiences of students, Cookies by Emily Jenkinsproduced in partnership with Kidscape and The Pureland Foundation, explores the risks faced online, how their effects can accumulate beyond control and how solidarity can be found in a combination of online and offline interactions. Shedding light on sexting and revenge porn, Cookies clearly illustrates the devastating effects of online abuse and the serious legal and lasting implications which thoughtless behaviour online can have.

In 2017 Masterclass released a film version of our production of Cookies during Anti-Bullying Week and is now available to be streamed directly from this page on our website!

Alongside the filmed version of the play, teachers can access free PSHE and Drama resource packs, with a range of Cookies related activities that align with the PSHE Association and AQA A-level and GSCE Drama.

By using Cookies in the classroom, teachers will be able to encourage students to tackle the serious threats that young people face online. Cookies can be used as a creative and engaging device to nurture important conversations with students from Key Stage 4 and 5.

Photos: Pamela Raith
For more about the project and the production, click below.