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Digital Families 2017

Thanks to everyone who came along to Digital Families 2017. It was a great day and we are grateful to both speakers and delegates for taking the time to make it such a successful event.

HERE is a full round-up of the day and HERE are some pictures - and you can see more pics and thoughts from the people involved on our Twitter Moments round-up HERE.

Read our special report, Parenting in the Digital Age: How Are We Doing?, launched at the conference, HERE.

A bit of background to Digital Families 2017

Digital Families 2017 is a collaboration between Parent Zone and CEOP, the child protection branch of the National Crime Agency.

The two organisations have been working together since 2015 on the free schools news feed service, Parent Info, which allows schools to run expert advice to help parents cope with the challenges of the digital age on their own websites.

Digital Families 2017 is the perfect vehicle to promote the work of Parent Info and discuss how professionals can respond to the ever-changing issues facing young people today.

Parents and carers are fundamental to the work we do to protect children and young people online, says Marie Smith, head of education at CEOP. Our Parent Info service, in partnership with Parent Zone, is at the heart of the National Crime Agency CEOP Command's offer to families and we are delighted to be delivering our first national conference together, while you can read our report, Parenting in the Digital Age: How Are We Doing? HERE.

The Digital Resilience conference, aims to showcase the importance of building resilience amongst children and young people, equipping them to critically evaluate and challenge the often unpredictable online environments they inhabit.

CEOP are committed to supporting those working with parents and carers in the role they play – as well as providing those attending the conference with the information and tools they need to implement this new resilience based approach.

Parent Zone CEO Vicki Shotbolt says, ‘Digital Families is going to be an amazing opportunity to hear from some of the leading researchers and experts in the online safety and digital resilience space.

Bringing this sort of group together doesn’t happen very often so we are really excited about an event that promises to move our thinking forward and provide opportunities to really focus our efforts on what works.

We’ll have all the right people in the room - so we’re expecting a memorable event.’ 

Click below to read the thoughts of some of the people involved with Digital Families 2017, and to find out more about Parent Info.

Discover Parent Info for yourself HERE