Online conference: 2.00pm-5.30pm, Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th January 2022
The digital world provides children and young people with ever-expanding opportunities for learning and discovery – as well as increasing threats to their wellbeing and safety.
Safeguarding young people today requires all practitioners to be up to speed with the changing nature of risks that are online, as digital technology continues to evolve at an extraordinary rate.
The 5th annual conference on Safeguarding Children in the Digital Age, which takes place online, will provide essential learning to all professionals who work with children and young people, from the early years to the onset of adulthood.
We have secured some of the country’s leading experts to provide a solid understanding of established and emerging risks - including online abuse, misinformation, gambling and radicalisation - and to equip you with the skills and confidence to enable children and young people to stay safe in the digital age.
The online conference, on the afternoons of Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th January 2022, will feature expert-led sessions on:
- The Online Safety Bill and what it means for all practitioners working with children and young people
- How to ensure children, young people, parents and carers have good access to quality advice and information on managing their online lives and relationships
- Instilling digital citizenship in young people, explaining ‘fake news’, and how to recognise and respond to hateful content online
- The particular risks and opportunities that vulnerable groups including children in care face online
- Addressing the issue of gambling and educating young people to prevent harm
- Children’s views about online sexual harassment and abuse and what professionals can do to tackle it
- How radicalisation is being addressed in children’s social care, with examples of good practice in responding to cases of radicalisation
- Mitigating the risks of young children being online, and the resources available to support parents and early years practitioners
- The importance of youth voice in developing young people’s digital resilience
- Supporting young people to switch the narrative on social media through youth work approaches
Who should attend?
- Local authority children's and families' services
- Heads of safeguarding and safeguarding managers
- LCSB chairs and members
- Primary and secondary school headteachers and deputies
- Heads of year
- Heads of youth services and youth service managers
- Early help teams
- Child protection teams
- Children's social workers
- Foster care and residential care managers
- Pastoral leads and subject heads
- School nurses
- SEND professionals
- Educational psychologists
- Education welfare officers
- School governors
- Nursery owners and proprietors
- Nursery and children's centre managers
- Local authority early years heads
- Early years advisers
- CAMHS professionals
- Children's and young people's charities
- The academic community