Westminster eForum

Latest on child online safety in the UK: technology, education and policy priorities

Thursday, 26th January 2017

Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James’s Street, London SW1A 1LR


Delegates attending this seminar will focus on the progress being made and next steps for protecting children and young people online.

It takes place as the Digital Economy Bill passes through UK Parliament which includes stricter age verification requirements for commercial providers of online pornographic content, a new regulatory framework for enforcement, and enabling payment providers to withdraw their services from infringing sites.

Bringing together policymakers, industry representatives, parents, educators and charities, areas for discussion include progress made in filtering and technologies; latest progress on tackling emerging new dangers, and longstanding risks - including cyber-bullying, sexual grooming, pornography and radicalisation; the changing role of parents and teachers - particularly in light of increased mobile internet access out of the home and at school; how well different organisations and sectors are helping tackle the issues; and the developing policy framework in light of Brexit, as well as longer-term issues for government and regulators.

Guest of Honour

Carolyn Bunting

General Manager, Internet Matters

Guest of Honour

Carolyn Bunting

General Manager, Internet Matters


The Earl of Erroll

Lord Best

Chair, House of Lords Communications Committee


Adam Kinsley

Director of Policy, Sky

John Carr

Secretary, Children's Charities' Coalition on Internet Safety (CHIS) and Member, UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS)

Stephen Winyard

Director and Vice President, ICM Registry and Council Member, Digital Policy Alliance

Senior speaker from


Dr Neelam Parmar

Director of E-Learning, Ashford School, Kent

Vicki Shotbolt

Chief Executive Officer, Parent Zone

Alex Stepney

Senior Public Affairs Manager, Virgin Media

Senior speaker from the

Institute for Strategic Dialogue

Susie Hargreaves

Chief Executive Officer, Internet Watch Foundation

David Austin

Chief Executive Officer, British Board of Film Classification

Estelle Lloyd

Founder, Azoomee

Amber Melville-Brown

Partner, Withers Worldwide