Last Friday’s Make Children Safer Online: Emerging Threats conference in Belfast concluded this series of events. We have been overwhelmed by the positive response we have received from the Birmingham, London and Belfast conferences.
We feel that our Make Children Safer conference will have been invaluable to child protection professionals when it comes to spotting the dangers posed to children in the online environment and we hope that our delegates agree.
This series of conferences covered a wide range of topics such as gaming, sexting and sextortion and we hope that everyone who attended now feels that they are up-to-date with the current themes, trends and best practice.
We would like to thank the guest speakers at our events, who provided expert insight into a wide range of contemporary issues. These were:
- Lorin LaFave: Breck Bednar Foundation
- Professor Andy Phippen: Professor of Social Responsibility in I.T. at Plymouth University
- Shahneila Saeed: UK Internet Entertainment
- Laura Higgins: UK Safer Internet Centre (UKSIC)
We hope that we can use the unique perspective and knowledge that they provided as we go on to deliver our next series of masterclasses, Safeguarding in a Digital World, in 2016.
Some of the amazing feedback that we received from delegates, comprised of teachers, police officers, social workers and other child protection professionals, included:
I have been to several conferences and inset courses on internet safety over the last few years, and those run by Ineqe are easily the best – the most relevant, practical, up to date and down to earth events out there. I look forward to seeing you in the future.
Excellent course. Thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely recommend it
Very informative. Hard hitting. Thought I knew about internet safety but I had no idea. Not just about security settings!
Fantastic, very informative course that I will go away and feedback to my school and will impact hugely on the support and guidance we can offer.
This should be mandatory for anyone working in safeguarding. Beyond my expectations
On Friday we were also fortunate enough to be featured on BBC Radio Ulster’s Talkback programme.
You can listen to one of our speakers Lorin LaFave speaking to William Crawley alongside our CEO Jim Gamble here.
Ineqe Group will also be delivering our acclaimed Glimpse series of conferences later in 2016, where we will feature another excellent range of speakers who will address contemporary safeguarding issues. You can register your interest for this conference by emailing [email protected].
Thank you to all those who were involved in or attended our Make Children Safer Online: Emerging Threats conferences and have a safe 2016. Hopefully we will see you again soon!