To help raise awareness of the "Who are you really talking to" campaign, the Student LSCP arranged for a dramatic production to demonstrate the dangers of sharing too much information online.
With the help of the Performing Arts students from Leeds City College and with music especially composed for the event, a ‘flash mob’ style performance took place on Saturday 29th November on Lands Lane in Leeds city centre.
The flash mob was a powerful performance depicting online grooming – and asks the audience;
"Do you really know who you're talking to? People may not always be who they say they are."
The production of the flash mob took a lot of organising with regular meetings, rehearsals and idea sharing. Discussions included music, timings and how the
performance could portray the campaign message.
It was important that the campaign linked clearly with the flash mob performance, so that the audience would know what the production was about. Therefore,
sweatshirts were made for the performers to wear with the ‘troll’ logo and web address on the back.
The flashmob took place on the 29th November, on a Saturday afternoon in Leeds city centre. A lot of people stopped to watch the performance and West Yorkshire police posted the video on their Facebook page where it has since received over 27,000 views .