Cyberbullying and Prejudice: Safeguarding Young People’s Time Online
10th February 2014
EACH in partnership with the Bullying Intervention Group is delighted to be convening a national conference on Cyberbullying and Prejudice.
The internet has changed the way we communicate and engage with the world around us. We are increasingly using the web as a platform to connect with and learn from others. For young people the internet can provide opportunities to reach out across cultural and geographic boundaries to those who share similar interests and experiences. This can be a lifeline for young people who may be isolated because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, faith, age or ability.
However emerging technologies can also provide new ways of victimising people remotely, twenty four hours a day. Research and evidence from young people tells us that homophobic and other prejudice-based abuse is frequent online. In 2011 EACH surveyed 1,969 young people across the South West and found that:
Featuring national experts in e-safety and cyberbullying, our conference will inform and support professionals working with young people to address contemporary safeguarding issues, comply with their duties under the Equality Act 2010 and meet the requirements of the Ofsted Inspections Framework 2012.
Confirmed speakers include:
This conference is highly relevant to school senior leadership teams, pastoral, inclusion and behavioural leads, school governors, educational psychologists, youth workers, social workers and other professionals supporting young people. Delegates have the opportunity to participate in talks, workshops and panel discussions which will:
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