Views from the experts
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In this area you will find a series of articles on digital resilience written by leading expert organisations. The articles explore a range of topics providing insight into the latest thinking and expert opinion. Keep checking back for the latest from the experts.
Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales
Sally discusses children’s rights in the digital world and the importance of ensuring that young people can shape the digital spaces they inhabit.
Why cyber resilience within schools is a concern for the senior leadership team, not the IT department
Symon Kendall, Detective Sergeant at Tarian Regional Cyber Crime Unit
Symon defines cyber resilience and explains why it is essential for head teachers and senior leaders to take ownership of it within their institutions.
Tim Mitchell, Content Director at GetSafeOnline
Tim discusses the benefits that gaming offers children and young people and the risks posed by in-game purchases.
Dr Zoe Hilton, Director at Praesidio Safeguarding
Zoe shares the findings of research that Praesidio led on behalf of TikTok examining what is known about how young people engage with dangerous online challenges and hoaxes.
Carmel Glassbrook, Project Lead for Professionals Online Safety Helpline at SWGfL
Carmel discusses the viral trend of targeting teachers on social media platforms and provides information on the service that the Professionals Online Safety Helpline can offer teachers who require support with reporting content or their wellbeing.
Professor Nuria Lorenzo-Dus, Applied Linguistics, Swansea University
Professor Nuria Lorenzo-Dus discusses the manipulation tactics used in online child sexual grooming communication and the work that is being done to safeguard children online, which includes the Dragon-S project.
Susie Hargreaves, OBE, CEO of Internet Watch Foundation
Susie discusses the role of the IWF in making the internet a safer place for children across the world and their recent awareness raising campaigns.
Helen King, Director at Praesidio Safeguarding
Helen discusses the complexity for children and young people growing up in a space where digital technology is omnipresent.
Helen Thomas, Senior Policy Officer (Wales) at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)
Helen explains what The Children's code is for, why it is needed and how it affects schools.
Stephanie Hoffman, Head of Social Action at ProMo-Cymru
Stephanie discusses the impact of social media on self-esteem. She highlights a number of calls by young people to the Meic helpline and how they were resolved.
Online sexual harassment amongst young people: The thing that is happening online but nobody talks about
Will Gardner OBE, CEO Childnet International
Will discusses the issue of online sexual harassment facing young people and the impact of unacceptable online behaviours, highlighting the importance of empowering young people to step up and speak up.
Kelly Mendoza, Sr. Director of Education Programs, Common Sense Education
Dr. Kelly Mendoza, Sr. Director of Education Programs from Common Sense Education discusses the role that we can play in helping children to become critical consumers and creators of news and media.
Clare Johnson, Partnerships and Outreach Manager (Digital and STEM), University of South Wales
Clare talks about the importance of diversity in the cyber security industry. She sets out the current state of play in the industry, highlights the advantages of increased diversity, explores unconscious bias and some of the actions that can be done to improve diversity.
David Wright, UK Safer Internet Centre Director
David explains the latest research around the sharing of nude and semi-nude images by young people around the world. He also discusses gender imbalance, how incidents have been responded to, the latest guidance and the recent increases in incidents of sharing nudes or semi-nudes.