Capita Announces Details for It’s e-Safety and Online Child Protection Conference Friday 14th June 2013 - Edinburgh

This Conference will examine how best to empower and protect children, young people and those responsible for their safety in the online and digital environment. Don’t miss this timely event which will provide you with expert guidance along with examples of best practice across Scotland.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom, April 15, 2013 --( E-Safety and Online Child Protection: Friday 14th June 2013 – Edinburgh

Chair: Martin Dewar, Digital Academy Director, Young Scot

Capita’s e-Safety and Online Child Protection Conference brings together stakeholders from local authorities, education, police, the voluntary and community sector in Scotland to examine how you can ensure children and young people are able to take advantage of new technologies, whilst raising awareness and responding appropriately to the risks involved.

Internet safety is a key area of practice within child protection policy in Scotland. Coinciding with the current refresh of the National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland, attend this timely event to hear expert guidance and best practice on managing and regulating online behaviour in order to create responsible digital citizens.

Expert Speakers Include:

Martin Crewe, Director, Barnardo’s Scotland
Catriona Laird, National Child Protection Committee Coordinator, WithScotland
Brian Donnelly, Director, respectme – Scotland’s Anti-Bullying Service
Catriona Laing, Development Officer, Perth and Kinross Council and Member, Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Education Advisory Board
Patricia Cartes, Safety Lead, Facebook
Stacey Collier-West, Acting Headteacher, Drumbowie Primary School
PC Stewart Kerr, Community Planning Officer and Online Safety Lead, Forth Valley Division, Police Scotland and Chairman, Central E-Safety Partnership

Benefits of attending:

-Understand the threats and exploitation possibilities of the digital environment and how this is influencing child protection policy
-Gain industry insight from Facebook into how online safety issues are being incorporated into the design and delivery of their social media platform
-Understand how to use the resources of young people to implement a peer mentoring approach in schools
-Hear guidance on weighing up the risks and opportunities associated with digital media and how to use this to determine the best response to complex protection issues
-Discover how to embed a successful culture of digital citizenship and
responsibility with primary school children
-Take away models of multi-agency working between police, child protection agencies and community groups that focus on prevention
-Explore practical strategies for tackling cyberbullying and other online social abuses

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Contact: Fran Langham – /020 7960 7751
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Fran Langham
020 7960 7751