Evaluation of Send Me a Pic?

This page provides information about the evaluation, including what we would like to find out and what taking part involves.

NatCen is conducting an evaluation of the Send Me a Pic? education resource developed by the National Crime Agency. This page provides information about the evaluation, including what we would like to find out and what taking part involves.

About the study

The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) is carrying out research to evaluate the effectiveness of Send Me a Pic? (SMaP), an education resource that aims to develop young people’s knowledge and awareness of what nude image based abuse is, its impacts on victims/survivors, and appropriate strategies to respond to these situations.

The aims of the evaluation are to:

  • Assess whether SMaP education resource has any effect on pupils’ knowledge, understanding, and behaviours relating to nude image sharing and nude image based abuse.
  • Understand the factors that impact successful implementation of the SMaP education resource.

By participating in this research, you will make an important contribution to our understanding of the efficacy of the SMaP education resource in influencing young people’s understanding and behaviour relating to nude image based abuse. This will help the National Crime Agency (NCA) to ensure the teaching materials it develops and provides to schools are as useful as possible in contributing to a reduction in the harm that young people may encounter.

What will taking part involve?

The current phase of the evaluation is school recruitment. The following links contain information about the RCT for schools, teachers, parents, and pupils. 

Links for schools recruited in 2023

Links for schools recruited in 2024

Information for schools (RCT)Information for schools (RCT)
Information for teachers (RCT)Information for teachers (RCT)
Information for parents (RCT)Information for parents (RCT)
Information for pupils (RCT)Information for pupils (RCT)

Support organisations for pupil participants: If this research has raised questions or concerns for you about something or you would like to speak to somebody in confidence, we have provided a list of support organisations that you can use them to access support.

Who is carrying out the research?

This study is being conducted by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), Britain’s largest independent social research agency. We have been asked to carry out this evaluation by the National Crime Agency (NCA), an independent government body that developed the SMaP education resource.

How can my school take part?

To take part in this research, please click here: survey.natcen.ac.uk/SMaP-evaluation-MoU

Contact us

Email: smap-evaluation@natcen.ac.uk

Freephone: 0808 168 8519

Evaluation Protocol

Click here to view the SMaP Evaluation Protocol (pdf)