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Digital Families Conference 2015



Marie Smith, Head of Education, CEOP, and Vicki Shotbolt, CEO of Parent Zone and executive board member of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS).

10.10 Online Harm: what risks does the digital era present to us?  

Speech and panel discussion

Keynote: Professor Sonia Livingstone, Professor of Social Psychology, Department of Media and Communications at LSE

Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones, CEO and founder of the National Problem Gambling Clinic.

Dr Zoe Hilton, Head of Safeguarding at CEOP.

Liam Hackett, Founder and CEO of Ditch the Label

Chair: John Carr, Secretary of the UK Children’s Charities’ Coalition on Internet Safety.

11.35 BREAK

12.00pm Research: a look into the key findings of research into the internet and families

Speech and panel discussion 

KeynoteVictoria Nash, Deputy Director and Policy and Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute.

Additional KeynoteDr Elly Hanson, Independent clinical psychologist in abuse and trauma.

Professor Andy Przybylski, Research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute.

Chair: David Miles, Policy Director BBFC (British Board of Film Classification).


2.30 Parent Zone and CEOP breakout sessions 

3.00 Responses: how can young people and families embrace the digital age safely?

Speech and panel discussion

Keynote & ChairJono Baggaley, Chief Exec of PSHE Association (former Head of Education at CEOP).

Additional Keynote: Becky Foreman, UK Corporate Affairs Director at Microsoft.

Chris Martin, Chief Executive Officer at The Mix.

Helen Keevil, Assistant Head in charge of pupil welfare at Epsom College.

Jane Lees, Chair at the Sex Education Forum.


Baroness Beeban Kidron, Film director, producer and children's right campaigner.>

4:30pm CLOSE

Throughout the day there will be opportunities for attendees to network, with light refreshments and lunch provided.

Please check back to this page regularly for updates on our confirmed speakers for the conference. 

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