Protecting Young People Online

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8 Dec 2015



The Westminster eForum will offer a seminar supported by RM Education: Protecting young people online on Tuesday, 8 December 2015,in central London.

Bringing together key stakeholders and policymakers, this seminar will be a timely opportunity to assess the progress being made and next steps for protecting young people online. Following the implementation of 'unavoidable choice' filtering systems by the big 4 ISPs - and Ofcom reporting low take up of such systems - those attending will discuss the key policy priorities going forward in the run up to the new Parliament.

Discussion will draw on latest trends in young people's access to and use of mobiles. Delegates will consider the progress being made in protecting young social media users, in the face of growing challenges with more access to the internet outside homes and schools on a widening array of devices. They will also discuss next steps for involving parents more actively in filtering content and mentoring their children, and the impact of the clampdown on online piracy and file sharing - both the positive effects, and concerns about actually nudging young people to darker corners of the internet.

Susie Hargreaves, Chief Executive Officer, Internet Watch Foundation and Bill Eyres, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Telefónica UK and Europe will deliver keynote addresses at this seminar. 

Also confirmed to speak are: John Carr, Secretary, UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS); Pete Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, The Authority for Television On Demand (ATVOD); Vicki Shotbolt, Chief Executive Officer, The Parent Zone and a speaker confirmed from RM Education.

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