I have had a long standing relationship with the European Commission and European SchoolNet linked to my wider work on Internet Safety and Resposnible Use through the European InSafe Network. I am delighted to announce that I will be returning to the forum this year in Brussels as a speaker and also to work with the European Youth Panel before the event.
The European Commission's Safer Internet Forum (SIF) is now on its 10th edition. First organised in 2004, the Safer Internet Forum is an annual international conference where policy-makers, researchers, law enforcement bodies, youth, parents and carers, teachers, NGOs, industry representatives, experts and other relevant actors come together to discuss the latest trends, risks and solutions related to child online safety.
The 2013 edition of the Safer Internet Forum will take place on 17-18 October in Brussels with the theme ‘Better Internet with You(th)’.
Find out more and register to attend here (it is free to attend but you will need to find your way there and cover your own accomodation costs).
Photos from last years event are here if you want to get an idea of the scale of the forum.
The one below is from one of the panel discussions that I took part in, which was great fun! Other panellists from left-to-right were (me), Emma Mulqueeny, Rewired State; Ewan McIntosh, Notosh Ltd; and the Chair of the session Simon Grehan, NCTE