Social Media Awareness Masterclass
Friday 15th March 2019 | Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter | 09:30 - 12:15
In a time dominated by technology, it is more important than ever to understand the dangers of the online community and become aware of our student’s social media use.
This half day event will look at current policies in place to protect our children online and discuss what we can do to further ensure their safety. Our keynote speakers will outline what the younger generation are witness to or victim of on a daily basis through social media, cyber-bullying and general internet content. They will also help delegates to understand the role a teacher holds in the protection and prevention of online and social media dangers, raise awareness of the help that is available to those who are vulnerable online, and provide tools for our children so they can understand the impact of social media use on their mental health.
Key Reasons to Attend
› Recieve updates on current and relevant policies to secure our children online
› Feel confident in your knowledge of what children have access to through the internet and social media
› Learn how to provide children with the tools to differentiate between the real and fake
› Empower children to understand the impact of social media on their mental health
Who Should Attend?
All Phases: Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers, Teachers, School Business Managers
About Alex Holmes
Alex is Deputy CEO at The Diana Award. He is also the founder of peer support programme 'Anti-Bullying Ambassadors' whose job it is to stand up to bullying online and offline in their schools and communities. His own experience of bullying when younger has helped him to shape the programme at non-profit The Diana Award where he has been a driving force behind empowering over 28,000 young Ambassadors in over 3,000 schools across UK/Ireland and internationally introducing programmes to tackle bullying online and offline. Alex is a Queen’s Young Leader, Forbes 30 Under 30 and this month was announced as a recipient of The Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award. 2018 has also seen Alex made a Goalkeeper by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Goalkeepers is the foundation's efforts to inspire a new generation of leaders who raise awareness and drive action to achieve progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
About Matt Blow
Matt is currently the Policy and Government Affairs Manager at YoungMinds, where he leads on the design and delivery of YoungMinds’ policy and influencing strategies – campaigning to ensure that mental health policy and practice are informed by the voices and experiences of children, young people and parents.
Previously, Matt has worked as a researcher for Ann Coffey MP and has been actively involved with the Samartians, and a number of other charities in Greater Manchester.
Early bird price: £99+VAT (valid until 25th January 2019)
Full masterclass price: £119+VAT
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