“We are...committed to making sure that people of all ages – and especially children – can enjoy the Internet safely.”
The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Following on from the Government’s pledge to make the UK the safest place to be a child online reaffirmed in the Digital Strategy released in March, this timely and informative forum will provide delegates with an opportunity to meet with leading stakeholders across the sector to discuss ways to create a supportive and safe digital environment allowing children to enjoy the benefits of the internet whilst minimising the risks.
Focusing on recommendations from The Children Commissioner’s recently published Growing Up Digital report; discussions will include the role of parents and schools in teaching children digital citizenship, teaching them the skills to navigate the internet safely. Discussions will also focus on the need to extend children’s rights to the online world asking who is responsible for enforcing them and what are the options for post-EU legislation?
Delegates will also hear the recommendations from the Lords Communications Committee’s ongoing Children and the Internet inquiry, discussing the ways in which the internet is governed and regulated and the role of the media outlets and social media platforms in protecting younger internet users from harmful content and harmful behaviour.