Young People, Mobile and Internet Technologies 2008 Conference

• Monday 20th October 2008, Swansea www.wisekids.org.uk

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Conference Agenda - Monday the 20th of October 2008 - [Cymraeg]


Coffee and registration 


Conference welcome by Alan Davies, Chair and MC for the Conference


Welcome address by Keith Towler, Children's Commissioner for Wales


Address by Ann Beynon, Director of BT Wales


Sangeet Bhullar, WISE KIDS – Welcome and Scene Setting: 
Addressing Digital Literacy in a User Generated World


John Davitt – Keynote Presentation- Setting Learning Free: The Difference Engine Runs Again [This keynote will introduce a number of powerful principles that will underpin 21st Century Learning. Are you ready for subtlety and nuance, the 10 cent Curriculum and the cognoscenti curve?]


Three Presentations by Youth Panel Members from Bassaleg School and Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen.




Victoria Read, Bebo: Bebo: Managing Risk and the Well-Being Opportunity


Josh Dhaliwal, Mobile Youth: How mobile technology is changing the way young people interact


Questions and Answers: Young People and Speaker Panel

Workshop Series A     12.05pm - 1.05pm

A: DK, MediaSnackers: Social Media Masterclass

This pacey Masterclass session will give insights into why and how young people are using digital technologies and online platforms. DK will present an overview of the changing landscape of new technology, increase your awareness of social media and the opportunities, plus present specific case studies and ideas to take away and try.


B: John Davitt, Keynote Speaker: Understanding* Session: Occupy the hand and free the mind -

This Understanding* will explore how we might break free of desks and screens, share the learning recipe in new and dramatic ways, allow staff to enjoy their own learning curves, manage innovation and still have a social life..

*What’s an understanding? An understanding is a chance to “walk the talk” of issues raised in the keynote. It’s an evolution of the workshop idea that gets delegates out of their chairs, telling stories – making things and then publishing the results in a number of formats – analogue and digital. You are encouraged to bring your gadgets to this conference!


C: Mark Blois, Browne Jacobson: "Tackling Cyberbullying - setting the legal scene"

In this session Mark will seek to set out the law and legal obligations that apply to this emerging area and show that while there are many very good reasons to raise awareness about cyberbullying and the impact of the same, legal risk is in itself an important area for schools and education establishments and to have an understanding of, if they are to
be able to effectively manage this problem.


D: Tim Davies, Practical Participation: Youth Work and Social Networking: policy & practice, opportunities & challenges

An interactive workshop building on recently published in depth research for The National Youth Agency around youth work responses to the growth of online social networking. The practical, action-based research offers a distinctive youth work perspective on online social networking and explores key issues of safety, workforce development and social networking strategies.

Through participative activities this workshop will explore practical and policy steps that projects, organizations and services can take to: support young people's social networking literacy; promote themselves through online social networks; and use social network sites as a practical youth work tool in wide range of contexts.




Fiona Lennox, Ofcom:  Growing up in a digital society - children and young people's media literacy skills


Kieron Sheehy, Open University: Teaching in children's virtual worlds

Workshop Series B     2.40pm - 3.40pm

A: DK, MediaSnackers: Masterclass on Social Technologies



B: Ruth Hammond, BECTA: Practical advice to help develop an online safeguarding strategy across your organisation.

This session will provide you with an update on the latest perspectives and tips on safeguarding children using digital technologies, for you to take back to your organisation.


C: Mark Blois, Browne Jacobson: "Tackling Cyberbullying - setting the legal scene"



D: Tim Davies, Practical Participation: Youth Work and Social Networking: Policy and practice, opportunities and challenges





Audience Interaction Q and A - WAG Education: What next?


Q and A Panel Session: Will Gardner (Childnet), Helen Penn CEOP, Ruth Hammond (BECTA), Fiona Lennox (Ofcom), Kieron Sheehy (Open University) and Mark Blois (Browne Jacobson)

4.30pm- 4.45pm     

Lucky Draw and Sum Up by WISE KIDS and Chair



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