About 1,000 professionals from all over Europe took part in the event to learn more about the main online safety issues, as well as the latest trends in children and young people's uses of new technologies. Among the main topics discussed this year were the impact of social media on the cognitive development of young people; the educational challenges and online experiences of children and young people in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic; online behaviour based on gender stereotypes; information threats; and online radicalisation processes.
From left to right: Prof. David Finkelhor (University of New Hampshire), Christian Mogensen (Center for Digital Youth Care), and Nel Broothaerts (Child Focus Belgium)
The presentations are available online in English on the Polish Safer Internet Centre’s YouTube channel. The following keynote presentations are particularly inspiring.
Prof. David Finkelhor, University of New Hampshire – “Effective safety education”
Dr Jessica Piotrowski, University of Amsterdam – “Kids first”
Christian Mogensen, Center for Digital Youth Care (CfDP) – “Angry Young Men”
The conference was jointly organised by the Polish and German Safer Internet Centres. The co-organiser of the event was the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The main partners of the conference were the Orange Foundation and Google Polska.
For more information, visit the website of the conference.
Find out more about the work of the Polish Safer Internet Centre and the German Safer Internet Centre, including their awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services – or find similar information for Safer Internet Centres throughout Europe.