Day 1: 11th January 2021 | 1pm-3pm

Time Session

Building the digital world that young people deserve

Baroness Kidron will reflect on how the digital world fails young people and what we can and must do about it.

Baroness Beeban Kidron OBE, Founder and Chair, 5Rights Foundation


Virtual exhibition and networking break


Digital safety in the 2020s…and beyond

Jonathan will take a look at the kind of online world we have now and what kind of future we would like to see. He will provide a guide to current social media platforms, chat facilities, live streaming and apps and an understanding of how children and young people’s online behaviour is evolving and how professionals can keep up.

Jonathan Taylor, Online Safety Consultant, Be Safe Online


Close of Day 1

Day 2: 12th January 2021 | 1pm-3pm

Time Sessions

Gambling and gaming: how to protect young people 

Henrietta will give and overview of the scale of gambling and gaming online and how to protect the young and most vulnerable.

Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE, Director, National Centre for Behavioural Addictions, UK 


Top Tips for Safeguarding Remotely

Sarah Gensmantel from MyConcern will share their 5 top tips for safeguarding remotely, giving you actionable insights and ideas that can be implemented in the case of bubble and/or school closures.


Why are some children more susceptible to CSE, radicalisation and extremism and what prevents them from speaking out?

  • Wealth, status, popularity, education… are any of these akin to a vaccination against being groomed online?
  • Are live streaming platforms fuelling a rise in CSE and radicalisation?
  • How to have honest, open and frank conversations about online risk that are relevant and engaging for our learners

Traci Good, Online Safety Consultant, plus young people from the Digital Leaders programme


Responding to incidents of sexting and safeguarding young people 

Charlotte will provide advice on supporting professionals in risk assessing incidents of sexting, supporting them to effectively safeguard children and young people. She will explain what works and what doesn’t work with views from young people.

Charlotte Aynsley, Director, E-safety Training and Consultancy


Close of Day 2

Day 3: 13th January 2021 | 1pm-3pm

Time Sessions

Young people’s mental health: building digital resilience and good self-care 

Dr Graham and Dr Dubicka will help you teach children digital resilience and how to flourish in the digital age as well as how to support children and young people to think critically about their digital lives.

Dr Richard Graham, Nightingale Hospital, Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust, and Dr Bernadka Dubicka, Chair, Child and Adolescent Faculty, Royal College of Psychiatrists 


Virtual exhibition and networking break


Teaching online safety

Alan will help you to embed digital skills across the setting and moving away from a siloed approach to teaching online safety, using a student-centred whole school approach. He will look at what we mean by positive impact and how can we encourage critical thinking.

Alan Mackenzie, E-Safety Consultant 


Practical steps for tackling online safety with young people with SEND 

Phoebe will look at ways we can put learners’ experiences and needs at the heart of online safety provision.

Phoebe Moriarty Roberts, Acting Education Manager, Childnet


Close of Day 3

Day 4: 14th January 2021 | 1pm-3pm

Time Sessions

Working with parents and carers 

Sophie will explain how you can support children and parents to take a collaborative approach to online safety. She will help you find the right balance between implementing online safeguards and promoting positive use of digital technology. Sophie will explain how to engage parents at critical time and key transition periods.

Sophie Linnington, CEO, Parentzone


Virtual exhibition and networking break


Safeguarding young people, and supporting professionals and carers working with vulnerable children and young people 

Claudia and Peter will provide the skills and development opportunities needed for good digital practice and effective support for practitioners. They will sign post to a toolkit that can be used by parents and professionals for holistic safeguarding of children and young people both online and offline. They will also explain the the ‘10 Cs’ framework, a systematic and evidence-based approach used to safeguard children and young people as well as the professionals working with them.

Claudia Megele, Principal social worker at Hertfordshire County Council, and national chair of the Principal Children and Families Social Worker (PCFSW) Network & Dr Peter Buzzi, research and project lead, PCFSW


Enabling vulnerable young people to be safe online 

Adrienne will show the latest research on the digital experiences of vulnerable young people such as those in care, young carers, those in alternative provision or not in school. She will explore the ‘why’ behind their actions and sharing practical ideas on how to respond and help you to think about how services handle cases with a digital component.

Adrienne Katz, Director, Youthworks 


Close of Day 4