This one day regional conference welcomes nationally renowned experts in the field of digital wellbeing and safeguarding, and an opportunity to hear Lorin LaFave, mother of Breck Bednar, give her personal account of online grooming.
There will be four keynote addresses followed by workshops and seminar discussions in the afternoon. The Welcome Address will be given by Professor Trish Livsey, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Plymouth University.
- Digital safeguarding: the impact of technology on the safeguarding landscape (Ken Corish, UK Safer Internet Centre)
- Digital wellbeing: a 'safer online life' through a 'better online life' (Vicki Green, UK Safer Internet Centre)
- Understanding digital issues through discourse with young people (Professor Andy Phippen, Professor of Social Responsibility in IT, Plymouth University)
- The Breck Bednar Foundation, speaker: Lorin LaFave (Breck Bednar's mother), as recently seen on BBC3's 'Murder Games: The Life and Death of Breck Bednar'
The conference will close with an address and the issuing of CPD certificates by Di Galpin, Academic Lead for Social Work, Plymouth University.
Conference cost: £25 per person (including mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshments).
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Cornwall County Council
Cornwall County Council is proud to be supporting this conference. Our mission is to help and protect the most vulnerable children and young people from significant harm. This conference serves to highlight the growth of Safeguarding concerns within the digital world. The impact of cybercrime and internet grooming is an issue of utmost importance to us. Cornwall’s commitment is to deliver a service that we and those we serve can be proud of, which promotes positive outcomes for vulnerable children and which reduces the risk of harm. By supporting this conference we aim to develop knowledge and learning which will support us in our aim and help protect the most vulnerable.