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Digital Differences: A better internet for whom?

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Tuesday, 5 February 2019,
09:30 to 16:30
Waterfront Auditorium, University of Suffolk, Ipswich

In partnership with Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Constabulary, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk and Suffolk Community Foundation, the University of Suffolk is proud to announce that it will be hosting the annual Safer Internet Day Conference.

Building on the successful delivery over several years of the online safety partnership’s annual conference, and following on the resounding success of previous years, the Digital Differences: A better internet for whom? will bring together internationally renowned experts in online safeguarding and cybersecurity to provide practical insight into how we can better protect children and young people online through meaningful and respectful participation.

By adopting an inter-professional approach, the conference will be of interest to education and health, social care and safeguarding professionals and practitioners from statutory and non-statutory organisations working with children and young people, policy makers and commissioners. It will explore key issues in policy approaches and critically engage with current debates and provide practical ‘best practice’ guidance and advice on online safeguarding and security.

There will be a choice of training workshops:

  • The CEOP Thinkuknow course which considers the main risks associated with these online environments and how the Thinkuknow education resources respond to these risks
  • The Path to Protection training for supporting children after online sexual abuse.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Prof Andy Phippen, Professor of Social Responsibility in IT at Plymouth University – “We Really Have Had Enough of ‘Experts’ – Listening to the Youth Voice in ‘Online Safety’”
  • Prof Steven Furnell, Professor of Cybersecurity at Plymouth University – “Connect Connect Connect: Have We Forgotten Stop and Think?”
  • Professor Emma Bond and Katie Tyrrell – “Growing up - Online Safety, Digital Civility and Digital Wellbeing”