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One-day conference on the role of technology in the sexualisation of children

Category
Event
Date(s)
Subject
Cybercrime

Description

This one day conference, organised by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre in collaboration with Digivaardig&Digibewust, aimed to shed light on the world of young people and technology, the risks they face and how the child protection community can mitigate those risks and help young people to enjoy the virtual world safely.

Summary

The conference drew on the experience of a range of European experts from academia, law enforcement and education. Members of the European INSAFE network discussed their organisations’ educational responses to this issue and opened up the conference for a discussion around these areas.

Delegates attending this conference gained the following:

  • an insight into how, psychologically this type of technology is affecting young people;
  • the implications this can have on a young person’s behaviour and development;
  • an insight into the patterns of behaviour of offenders;
  • an insight into young people’s risk taking behaviour in the online environment;
  • practical steps in how to protect the young people in your care.

This conference was most suitable for those professionals who work in the following capacities:

  • Teachers and senior teaching staff
  • Youth workers
  • School counsellors
  • Police officers working in community liaison, safeguarding or child protection
  • Social workers
  • Developers of new online technologies used by children
  • Representatives from Safer Internet Centres (i.e. Awareness centres, Helplines, Hotlines)
  • Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and charities working in a relevant child protection capacity

Information

Added on
12 Apr 2017
Origin
Governments
Type
Conference
Venue description

Netherlands Institute of Sound and Vision
Hilversum, Netherlands

Organizer
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre
Participants
Experts, Government officials, Law enforcement officers, NGOs
Region
Netherlands
Keywords
sexual exploitation of children, awareness, child abuse material
Rights
CEOP