Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online: Preventing Threats, Ensuring Protection


Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be people who work in Schools.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


Registration, Refreshments and Networking
Chair’s Welcome Address

John Carr, Secretary, Children’s Charities’ Coalition on Internet Safety (CHIS) (invited)


Morning Keynote: How The DfE Statutory Guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe In Education’ Safeguards Pupils Online
  • Helping schools ensure pupils’ online safety and helping them to educate parents and carers
  • Providing schools and colleges further advice, which continues to allow them the flexibility to take into account their local contexts
  • Updating the Keeping Children Safe In Education (KCSIE) guidance and setting up the Online Safety Working Group To Support Schools In Keeping Their Pupils Safe
  • Advice for parents and carers on cyberbullying and how to support children who are bullied
  • Ensuring staff are prepared to help pupils deal with incidents of unwanted conduct of a sexual nature online, as well as in school

Damian Hinds, Education Secretary (invited)


Special Keynote: Life In Likes: Key Recommendations From The Children’s Commissioner Report Into Social Media Use Among 8-12 Year Olds
  • Making learning about using the internet and staying safe online at school as part of ICT part of the curriculum for the age of four
  • Ensuring that children study “digital citizenship” to learn about their rights and responsibilities online
  • Improving teachers’ knowledge about the impacts of social media on children’s wellbeing and encourage peer-to-peer learning
  • Encouraging social media companies to rewrite their terms and conditions in far simpler language
  • Informing parents about the ways in which children’s social media use changes with age, particularly on entry to secondary school, and helping them support children to use social media in a positive way, and to disengage from it

Anne Longfield, The Children’s Commissioner For England (invited)


Key Supporter Session


Questions and Answers Session
Refreshments and Networking
Case Study: Tackling And Preventing Cyberbullying In A Primary School
  • Recognising and supporting pupils’ safe internet use
  • Running regular parent information sessions about online safety covering topics such as how to protect their child’s online profile, how to control the pop-up adverts which are seen
  • Encouraging pupils to develop an online social conscience through discussing with pupils how online statements can make others feel
  • Ensuring all pupils know how to report incidents including how to take screenshots of conversations and to identify trusted people to report any incidents to
  • Restorative practice sessions to tackle cyberbullying incidents, bringing victims and perpetrators together to discuss face to face the impact of cyberbullying or being unkind online

Mrs R Baldwin, Headteacher, Waterloo Primary School (invited)



Case Study: Tackling Digital Exploitation And Sexual Harassment Among Minors

  • Project deSHAME:  increasing reporting of online sexual harassment among minors and improve multi-sector cooperation in preventing and responding to this behaviour
  • Defining types of online sexual harassment: non consensual sharing of intimate images and videos; exploitation, coercion and threats; sexualised bullying and unwanted sexualisation
  • Short term and long-term impacts of online sexual harassment
  • Safer Internet Day:  promoting safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation and focusing on consent online

Will Gardner, CEO, Childnet International (invited)



Establishing Appropriate Levels Of Filtering In Schools To Avoid Inappropriate Online Content
  • Recognising that no filtering systems can be 100% effective and need to be supported with good teaching and learning practice and effective supervision
  • Ensuring filtering providers are IWF members and block access to illegal Child Abuse Images and Content (CAIC)
  • Integrating ‘the police assessed list of unlawful terrorist content, produced on behalf of the Home Office
  • Filtering system features: ensuring key components are included such as age appropriateness, control, identification and reporting mechanism
  • Ensuring a system does not over block access so it does not lead to unreasonable restrictions

David Wright, Director, South West Grid for Learning (CONFIRMED)


Questions and Answers Session
Lunch and Networking
Afternoon Keynote: How Ofsted Inspects Safeguarding Dangers With Emerging Technologies In Schools
  • Using a range of activities to gather first-hand information on how well pupils are protected from harm and how well they are taught to keep themselves safe
  • Speaking with leaders, including governors, to gauge their understanding of internet safety
  • Ensuring dangers such as child sexual exploitation, grooming, radicalisation, extremism and bullying are included in internet safety initiatives
  • Ensuring teachers incorporate internet safety in the curriculum and it is appropriate to the needs of the children they serve
  • Gathering the views of parents and pupils to ensure they know about staying safe and where to go to when things go wrong

Daniel Lambert, HMI, Ofsted (invited)


Special Keynote Presentation: Ending The Wild West Web: Making Social Networks Safer For Children By Implementing A New Social Media Law
  • Findings from the NSPCC survey of nearly 40,000 children and young people aged 7 to 16 about the risks they face when using the internet
  • Identifying the need for both a greater collaboration with parents and a national conversation about what else can be done ensure young people remain safe online
  • Creating an independent regulator who can put in place mandatory child safety rules for social networks and has the power to fine them if they don’t make their networks safe
  • Ensuring social networks offer safe accounts for children and proactively search for, and stop, child grooming on their platforms
  • Ensuring social networks must publish details of how they’re keeping children safe and how they deal with reports and complaints

Peter Wanless, Chief Executive, NSPCC (CONFIRMED)


Case Study: Ensuring That Parents Are Aware Of The Risks Surrounding Online Games Such As Fortnite
  • Encouraging be aware of their child’s online activities, and have regular chats around ‘safe’ practice
  • Teaching children to play games as safely as possible
  • Recognising addiction to video games such as Fortnite as a mental health problem
  • The impact of playing games late at night on learning
  • Exploring aspects of games that you can borrow and insert into lessons to make lessons more engaging and more likely to give rise to learning

Tim Delves, Headteacher, St Luke’s Primary School, Salford (invited)


Questions and Answers Session
Refreshments and Networking
The Impact Of Cyberbullying On Children And Young People’s Mental Health And Well-being
  • Associational, directional and emerging causal links between cyberbullying and children’s mental health
  • Cyberbullying, the impact on mental health and self-harm
  • Offering support to those affected by cyberbullying
  • What does the evidence show are protective factors in preventing and responding to cyberbullying of children and young people

Martha Evans, Director, Anti-Bullying Alliance (CONFIRMED)


Case Study: Using An App To Help Parents Talk About Online Safety Issues With Their Children
  • Ensuring that children make smart choices to stay safe online
  • Using a split-screen collaborative app to help children think about what they would do if they were faced with different situations online
  • Quizzes and games encourage parents and children to collaborate and talk about 9 different e-safety subjects
  • Using an Android App which blocks the bully’s number, so you don’t have to receive unwanted texts or calls

Rob Leigh, Head of Care, Swalcliffe Park School (invited)


Case Study: Tackling Radicalisation and  Race And Faith Targeted Bullying Online In Schools
  • Taking time in assemblies, tutor time and through the curriculum to remind students that they are all equally respected and valued
  • Ensuring that the school’s anti-bullying policy/behaviour policy/e-safety policy includes race and faith targeted bullying and that this is shared through the school website and made readily available to all members of the school community
  • Ensure preventing and responding to bullying (including race and faith targeted bullying) is included in all staff training
  • Spotting the signs of radicalisation and using the Home Office’s free training product about radicalisation awareness ‘Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP)’
  • Collaboration between local authorities, schools and the police to tackle radicalisation and race and faith targetted bullying online

Katy Potts, Computing and E-Safety Lead for Children’s Services, Islington Council (invited)


Questions and Answers Session
Chair’s Summary and Close

*Programme subject to change


Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be people who work in Schools.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


Sponsorship and Exhibition

We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

 Network with key decision makers across Education Sector.
 Meet your target audience in the Sector
 Listen and Learn from leading industry experts across the Sector
 Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
 Speak alongside industry leading experts
 Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss the available option please call 0203 961 5002 or email [email protected] 


Prices and Discount

Public Sector Rate:

  1.    £379
  2.    £349
  3. + £319

Private Sector Rate:

  1.    £550
  2. + £520

Voluntary Sector Rate:

  1.    £299
  2. + £269

Event Documentation: *If you can’t attend the event you can purchase the event documentation

Electronic – £99 Printed – £99

Group bookings: If you would like to make a group booking of 5 or more please call 0330 058 4285 to find out if we can offer any more discount.

*All prices are excluding VAT

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


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