Morning, Wednesday, 7th November 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This timely seminar will examine the latest thinking on the relationship between young people and digital technology - looking at empowerment, digital literacy and online safety.
It takes place with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and Home Office preparing to publish its white paper on Internet Safety.
The seminar will bring out latest thinking on empowering young people online and developing their digital literacy, resilience and advanced skills - and the further steps that can be taken to support this by policymakers, schools and technology providers.
Discussion will also draw on examples of best practice in using technology to aid learning in the classroom.
Delegates will consider possible next steps for the development of a digital charter, following the Government’s response to its consultation on its Green Paper on Internet Safety Strategy - with a particular focus on the responsibilities of media organisations, and key issues around young people’s use of social media.
Overall, areas for discussion include:
- The development of media use and attitudes of children online - latest findings from Ofcom, following their A decade of digital dependency report;
- The Internet Safety Strategy - key policy themes, and what is needed from stakeholders - the view from the DCMS;
- Opportunities for building on ‘Growing up Digital’ and ‘Life in Likes’ - with a speaker from the Children’s Commissioner’s Office;
- Discussion on ensuring children are secure, confident and resilient online, and addressing mental health concerns;
- Providing children with the tools to critically and successfully use digital resources; and
- Empowering children to succeed, developing online literacy and fostering advanced digital skills.