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Parent Zone to host fourth annual Digital Families conference

Digital Families is the only annual UK event looking at the challenges and opportunities of raising and educating children in a digital world

On Wednesday 10 October, a range of experts will be speaking at Digital Families 2018, a joint conference hosted by Parent Zone in partnership with NCA-CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command of the National Crime Agency).

This year’s conference will be held at Kings Place, London where a range of expert speakers are set to discuss the challenges and the opportunities facing young people, as tech advances continue to change the landscape in which they live.

‘Digital Families is an event we look forward to every year because it is an annual opportunity to look forward, share what works and collaborate with a huge network of professionals all working hard to make sure families get the most from the internet and stay safe,’ said Parent Zone founder and CEO Vicki Shotbolt.

This year’s keynote speaker Dave Coplin – author, digital strategist and CEO of The Envisioners – will be presenting his ideas on educational reform, addressing the impact that artificial intelligence will have on future careers.

‘Regardless of the career they choose, our children’s lives will be more successful, happier and more rewarding if they are confident in how they can use technology to help them achieve more at work, in their relationships and in how they enjoy themselves,’ said Dave.

‘The workplace they will inhabit is going to be fundamentally different to the one we have enjoyed, with experts this year alone predicting 65% of today’s school children will work in jobs that have yet to be invented.’  

Other experts contributing to the day’s conversations include Professor Sonia Livingstone on the future for young people online, Dr Victoria Baines on the challenges and opportunities of virtual reality and Professor Andy Przybylski on how to encourage parents to ‘do the right thing’ when it comes to setting boundaries.