Whether you are a mother, an aunt, a school governor or otherwise have an interest in children’s safety online, come to hear from the NSPCC about the risks faced by children in the online environment. Increase your understanding of the issues and hear how the NSPCC advises us to look for and prevent some of these risks.

Speakers:

Laura Randall is the Associate Head for Child Safety Online at the NSPCC. Laura works closely with partners to identify areas for development in keeping children safe online, including resources and support. Laura joined the NSPCC in January 2017 where she leads on the NSPCC’s work with professionals around child online safety. Prior to joining the NSPCC, Laura was a police officer for 15 years specialising in child protection, more specifically, online abuse and exploitation, and has first hand experience of dealing with perpetrators, children and young people and the impact abuse and exploitation  has on them, their families and other adults in this arena.

Dr Martha Kirby is the Policy Manager for Child Safety Online at the NSPCC. Martha leads on policy development in online safety such as minimum standards and grooming, working with industry and government to influence change, putting child safety at the heart of their actions. Martha has an extensive background in policy and research in the field of policy and safeguarding and it was this experience that led to her minimum standards work being heavily utilised in the internet safety strategy.