Child Online Safety or a Safeguarding Dystopia? How Our Rush to Keep Children Safe Online is Resulting in an Erosion of their Fundamental Rights

Date: Tuesday, 24 October 2017 19:30

Venue: The B-Bar, Barbican Theatre

In this talk Professor Andy Phippen will explore recent policy and practice around child online safety, highlight the link between current thinking and media pressure and political posturing. He will juxtapose this with his own empirical work with children and young people to highlight to difference in what we, the adult population, think is needed to keep them safe and what they ask for themselves. He will also reflect upon the fundamental concept of being “safe” online and propose that resilience is more important that prohibition, reflecting upon “online safety solutions” and the impact of these upon children’s rights, using the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as a foundation for this exploration.

This event is free and all are welcome, although we do ask for a voluntary contribution to help cover speakers' costs.


Castle St, Plymouth PL1 2NJ, UK



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