Westminster Education Forum

Young people and digital technology - safety and resilience, enhancing learning, and next steps for policy

November 2018

This timely seminar will examine the latest thinking on the relationship between young people and digital technology.

It takes place with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and the 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 by policymakers, schools and technology providers.

Discussion will also draw on examples of best practice in using technology to aid learning in the classroom. The key issues for the relationship between young people and digital technology will also be discussed, with a focus upon the latest findings on media use and attitudes of children online; how we can support young people to confidently access the benefits of the internet and creating safe digital environments and using the Internet as a tool to support education.

Delegates will also consider possible next steps for the development of a digital charter, following the Government’s initial 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.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Education Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates