This Friday, an incredibly important event will be taking place in Westminster – the Child Internet Safety Summit (CIS). Now in its third year, the event will bring together the UKs highest decision makers – including senior officials from Government, law enforcement, social services, business and academia – to discuss, understand and demonstrate how we can protect children online in a world of rapid technological advancement.
Lead sponsor of CIS, AVG Technologies, has 5 free tickets to give away to KiddyCharts readers! This is a great opportunity for parents to join the discussion around safeguarding children and engage with a number of high-level industry stakeholders on the topic. Attending on the day is Alan Wardle, Head of Public Policy at NSPCC and Tony Anscombe, Senior Security Evangelist at AVG – amongst others, they’ll be presenting their viewpoint on the current issues around child online safety.
There are only 5 free tickets available – if you’re keen to attend, just register your attendance visit Eventbrite (here) and enter the following promotional code: CISAVG15VI.
As you’re aware – digital technology is creating incredible opportunities for children in schools and in our homes. Children can share their thoughts, chat with friends, submit their homework, connect with their idols and express an opinion on everything that interests them. Viewing and distributing content and images is at their fingertips via the growing amount of connected devices available to them. Browsing the internet, making friends online, gaming, social networking and downloading music, images and films are just a few of the basic things our children do online. All innocent tasks on the face of it, but most can lead children to the dangerous side of the web. Accessing pornographic material, interacting with strangers, posting images of self-harming, grooming, cyberbullying, trolling, extortion and accessing sites that encourage children and teens to self-abuse are just a handful of the many dangers that can have detrimental effects on children and teenagers.
Come along to CIS to hear what the experts have to say on the topic of online safety for kids and join the discussion around we can do as parents to make the world wide web a safer place for our children.
Watch out for the write up of the event on the blog too, we are going to be there so we can keep up to date with all the latest developments in this important area.
For further information on the event, contact Katie Thomas at [email protected]