Child Internet Safety: Leading challenges, effective responses and strategies for minimizing risk online

Child Internet Safety conference

WEDNESDAY 28 OCTOBER 2015

JOHN MCINTYRE CONFERENCE CENTRE, CENTRAL EDINBURGH

ONE-DAY CONFERENCE

Event Outline

Featuring a range of expert speakers, this one-day training conference will comprise three core strands. By attending the event you will learn about –

Cyber bullying and Sexting

  • The dangers and impact of these leading challenges to child online safety in Scotland
  • Effective responses and strategies for minimizing the risks

E-safety in Scotland’s schools

  • Embedding online safety into the Curriculum for Excellence and promoting a whole school approach to responsible use
  • Reviewing and improving e-safety provision in Scottish schools using the 360 degree safe self-assessment tool (developed by South West Grid for Learning and rolled out by Education Scotland last year)

Partnership working on e-safety

  • Developing collaborative strengths-based approaches
  • The benefits of engaging with a range of groups to promote child online safety – creating a better, safer internet together

Join colleagues from schools, local authorities and the third sector and seize this opportunity to discuss how we can strike the right balance between keeping children safe online and ensuring they become highly competent, confident and responsible digital citizens.

Supported by

Speakers

Ron Richards

E-Safety Consultant, South West Grid for Learning

Alison Preston

Head of Media Literacy Research, Ofcom

Brian Donnelly

Director, respectme

Professor Andy Phippen

Professor of Social Responsibility in IT, Plymouth University

Hilary Kidd

Digital Academy Manager, Young Scot

Heather Smith

Principal Officer – Child Care & Protection Training and Development, City of Edinburgh Council

Eileen Prior

Executive Director, Scottish Parent Teacher Council

Agenda

0845-0930       Registration and morning refreshments

0930-0940       Chair’s welcome and introduction
Hilary Kidd, Digital Academy Manager, Young Scot

Child Online Safety – leading challenges and responses

0940-1005       Setting the scene – what children are doing online

  • Overview of children’s media use, including which devices they prefer for which types of activities
  • How do children use social media and games, and how has this changed over time?
  • What are the risks that they identify online, and what strategies do parents employ to try to keep their children safe?

Alison Preston, Head of Media Literacy Research, Ofcom

1005-1030       Discussion topic 1 – Addressing Cyber Bullying

  • Is there anything unique about Cyber Bullying?
  • Should we adopt a uniform approach to all forms of bullying behaviour?
  • How should we record and monitor incidents and resolutions?
  • What does an impact-focussed response actually mean?
  • And how can we help restore what is lost when bullying occurs?

Brian Donnelly, Director, respectme

1030-1040      Opportunities for questions and discussion

1040-1100       Tea and coffee break, opportunities for networking

1100-1140       Discussion topic 2 – Sharing intimate personal images and videos

  • Emerging trends and leading challenges
  • What are ‘acceptable’ social attitudes and behaviours?
  • Are the boundaries changing?
  • And what does this mean for young people’s digital empowerment and e-safety?

Professor Andy Phippen, Professor of Social Responsibility in IT, Plymouth University (video presentation)

E-safety in Schools

1140-1220       E-safety in schools – reviewing and improving your online safeguards

  • How the 360 degree safe tool can help schools in review and improvement
  • What we know about online safety in schools in the UK from 360 degree safe data and from E-Safety Mark assessments

Ron Richards, E-Safety Consultant, South West Grid for Learning

1220-1245      Opportunities for questions and discussion

1245-1330       Buffet lunch, opportunities for networking

1330-1335       Chair’s welcome back

Working together on e-safety

1335-1400       iRights: working together to make the internet a more empowering place for children and young people
Hilary Kidd, Digital Academy Manager, Young Scot

1400-1420       Parents as Partners in e-Safety and Online Protection
Eileen Prior, Executive Director, Scottish Parent Teacher Council

1420-1445       Developing collaborative strengths-based approaches to child online safety
Heather Smith, Principal Officer – Child Care & Protection Training and Development, City of Edinburgh Council

Leading into a World Café-style discussion…

1445-1545       “Creating Capabilities with Young People to Keep Safe Online”
World Café-style roundtable and whole-audience discussions

1545                Chair’s closing remarks

Venue

Hosted by

John McIntyre Conference Centre,
Pollock Halls,
18 Holyrood Park Road,
Edinburgh,
EH16 5AY

t: 0131 651 2189

www.edinburghfirst.co.uk/venues/john-mcintyre-conference-centre