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Digital Families 2018: A Parent Zone and CEOP Conference


Digital Families 2018: The Future For Young People Online  

Futureproof your plan for keeping children safer online. 

Digital Families is an annual conference and is the only event in the UK focused on how to keep children safe in a world increasingly dominated by digital technology while still making sure that they are benefitting from opportunities the technology offers.

Last year’s conference brought together industry experts within the fields of technology and internet safety, who each explored specific aspects of new technologies and online phenomena.

The conference was attended by almost 300 delegates from different backgrounds including teachers, local authority employees, policy makers, youth organisation workers and safeguarding professionals.

Futurist Dave Coplin kicked off the conference with a belting keynote on how the education system must change to give children the skills needed to succeed in a digital future and was joined on stage by his pet robot for a little demonstration of AI capabilities. This perfectly set the tone for what would be a day filled with discussion, conversation and idea-sharing.

Virtual Reality (VR), Esports, self-esteem and livestreaming were only some of the topics explored by the superb roster of speakers including Dr Jo Twist OBE from Ukie, Marc-Antoine Durand from Yubo, Chester King from The British Esports Association and many, many more.

The audience had a chance to hear from the people who are actively influencing the progression of tech and setting the agenda on internet safety which gave them a chance to plan ahead for the challenges we will be facing in the future.


‘I walked away with new insights and a better understanding of how many of the topics are moving. Some really good speakers too.’
- Digital Families 2018 attendee
‘I just wanted to say a sincere thank you for the excellent and fascinating conference. This morning I was so deep in thought after the conference, I forgot my lap top and had to turn back!’
-Digital Families 2018 attendee