MacKay Hannah

Child Welfare in a Digital Age: evolving technologies, emerging risks and developing responses


0900-0945 Registration and refreshments
0945 Chair's opening remarks - Child Welfare in a Digital Age
Beth Smith, Director, WithScotland
The Big Picture
1000 Welcome Address
Tam Baillie, Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People (pre-recorded)
1015 Children and new technologies – emerging trends in digital usage and online experiences
Alison Preston, Head of Media Literacy Research, Ofcom
1040 Question and Answer
1050 Refreshments
1110 The risks to young children of unsupervised access and excessive use of digital technology
Sue Palmer, academic and author; author of ‘Toxic Childhood’
1135 Cyberbullying and Online Safety – challenges and responses
Brian Donnelly, Director, Respectme
1155 Sexting and young people – Does Technology Change What is Acceptable?
Professor Andy Phippen, Professor of Social Responsibility in IT, Plymouth University
1225 Joint Question and Answer session
1245 Lunch
Masterclasses - "Responses and Good Practice"
1345 Masterclass Session
(Delegates to choose one of the following masterclasses)

1A) Young people, new technologies and ‘us’: opportunities for learning and engagement
Derek Howie, Social Media Manager, fatBuzz & Kirsten Urquhart, Information Services Manager, Young Scot
1B) Child Digital Safety: Developing a strengths-based, multi-agency approach
World Cafe event where you are invited to participate in an authentic, active conversation
Run by: Heather Smith, Principal Officer - Child Care & Protection Training and Development, City of Edinburgh Council; Eilidh Mackay & Ellen Worthington, Leith Academy & Rebecca Hammond, St Augustine’s High School; Eamonn Keane, Detective Inspector, E-crime Unit, Police Scotland
1445 Brief comfort break and refreshments
The sexualisation of young people
1500 Digital technologies and the sexualisation of young people: the vulnerability factors and risk indicators
Victoria Jack & Ann Jarvis, Helpline Supervisors, ParentLine Scotland & Jenny Kemp, Coordinator, Zero Tolerance
1600 Conference close

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Overall this was a good day with very good speakers and presentations.

Trish Gray, NHS Education for Scotland,
Delegate at 5th Annual Care of Older People Conference, November 2017

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