Child internet safety summit

On Tuesday, 29th November 2016, the annual Child Internet Safety Summit will discuss crucial issues facing parents all over the UK in a bid to improve the way in which we protect our children online. The NSPCC recently revealed that a whole generation is at risk of being ‘stripped of their childhoods’ with shocking statistics showing that 53% of 11-16 year olds have seen porn online. 

The Child Internet Safety Summit aims to arm front line practitioners with the knowledge they need to assist children and teens as they explore the digital world. The Summit has become an integral part of schools’ calendar and it’s a vital way of ultimately communicating to parents and carers ways in which to keep their children safe in this the digital world. 

Aisha Tilstone, Producer of the Child Internet Safety Summit comments:

‘The NSPCC survey results were shocking and its essential that we work together to protect the next generation and keep them as safe as we possibly can. The Summit brings together experts who are not only supremely knowledgeable but extremely passionate about child internet safety. Led by leading organisations and Baroness Shields, we will discuss new ways in which we can protect children of all ages.’Image removed.

Delegates at the Child Internet Safety Summit span Local Government, Police, Social Services, Media & Entertainment and Education. These organisations are responsible for protecting children online and their goal is to share the latest in online safety with attendees.

As the Internet evolves children of all ages become increasingly digital savvy and with help from delegates and speakers at the Child Internet Safety Summit, teachers, care givers and parents can become more adept at helping children avoid the dangers. Headline sponsors Avast Software join the summit for the fourth consecutive year alongside Microsoft, NSPCC, The Diana Award and RM Education amongst others. Anti-Bullying Pro and Internet Matters will also be on hand to ensure delegates understand how to keep children safe online over the Christmas period and beyond.

Image removed.This summit will hear from experts in their fields about what you can do in your classroom, home or community to ensure we all enjoy the wonderful resource that is the internet instead of fearing its very existence. Speakers include Minister for Internet Safety and Security Baroness Shields, Tony Anscombe, Security Evangelist at AVAST Software and the NSPCC’s Head of Online Safety Julia Fossi who will all debate the evolving nature of online threats to children with a youth panel from The Diana Award. 
 
Aisha Tilstone, Producer of the Child Internet Safety Summit comments:

‘The Child Internet Safety Summit is a must-attend for frontline practitioners wanting to know exactly how we can all help to keep our children safe online. We have the highest caliber of speakers and delegates who are all on hand to offer their expertise. Visitors come back to the event time and again as we deliver content in an engaging and accessible way that people can take away and put into practice with their students and children.’

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