IIC Thai Chapter - Building a Safe Online Environment for Children
IIC THAILAND WITH SUPPORT FROM THE Electronic Transactions Development Agency OF THAILAND IN COLLABORATION WITH ACADEMY OF PUBLIC ENTERPRISE POLICY & REGULATION (APAR), UTCC SCHOOL OF LAW
DATE: THURSDAY 8 - FRIDAY 9 FEBRUARY 2018
VENUE: The Electronic Transactions Development Agency Office
located at The 9th Tower Grand Rama9 Building (Tower B) Floor 21, 33/4 Rama 9 Road, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10310
Opening Keynote Address: Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Digital Economy and Society, Thailand
The acquisition of ICT skills [is] an essential requirement for citizens to confidently thrive in this rapidly evolving society. Considering that ICT is the dominant means by which we can participate in and contribute to the knowledge society, it is of paramount importance that citizens are equipped with the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes. Users need to learn to leverage and enjoy the countless benefits of using ICT while also becoming resilient in the face of potential risks.
(A Policy Review: Building digital citizenship in Asia-pacific through safe, effective and responsible use of ICT, UNESCO 2017)
It is clear that any new technology offers more opportunity than risk but the speed of change means that young people may need to be helped to reap the benefits offered to them by the digital transformation of their economies and of society.
The objective of this two-day event is to bring together producers, distributors, software developers, regulators, educators, and users to discuss how to build an internet that is safe for children, while affording them all the advantages of the digital ecosystem.
Discussing current evidence and future trends, experts will deliberate on these key themes:
- Digital literacy for children and parents – What works and why?
- Children and connected devices: What are the roles of technology providers to create safe technologies for children and parents?
- Protecting children from online harassment, bullying, controversial content online (e.g. child sexual abuse or violent images
We will be inviting expert speakers from across the globe to discuss the transformational impact of digital communications upon our economies and upon our societies and how children in particular, are able to avail themselves of the opportunities of the digital communications environment without risk of harm.
There is no fee to attend this event but you must register, details are available here.
Andrea Millwood Hargrave, Director General, International Institute of Communications
Vice President, International Institute of Communications
Founder and Senior Consultant - CommVisions; Fellow, Centre for Internet and Human Rights (European University Viadrina, Germany)
Assistant Professor, Media Governance and Media Industries Research Lab, Department of Communication, University of Vienna
Assistant Professor at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, University of Hong Kong
Policy Manager, Safety & Content, APAC, Facebook
General Manager, Coalition Against Piracy (CAP), CASBAA