Join us, and our co-hosts the Australian Office of the eSafety Commissioner, on 10-11 October 2018 at our next online safety conference. The theme of the conference is The Crossroads: Where online safety, education, entertainment, regulation, enforcement, technology and wellbeing intersect. The Crossroads will be held at Hilton Auckland in New Zealand.

Our 2017 conference brought together over 300 delegates with an interest in online safety to discuss strategies for combatting online bullying and harassment. Delegates at the conference included representation from online content creators, education, government, law enforcement and industry.

In 2018 we’ll be back and bigger than ever, bringing together the best local and international experts to talk about the ways we can prevent and minimise online harm together.

 

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Keynote speakers:

  • Tessy Ojo, CEO at The Diana Awards – Peer-based approaches to fostering positive change
  • Justin Patchin, Professor at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire – Teen Technology Use and Misuse: Issues from America.
  • Shamubeel Eaqub, economist and author – The economic effects of online harm.

Conference sessions:

  • Controlling the content – Regulation, age verification and other approaches to controlling online content.
  • Online security meets online safety – Users as people. When security needs safety.
  • Women’s online experiences – Addressing gendered abuse and technology-facilitated abuse.
  • Trans-national challenges and juristiction – The jurisdictional landscape when people, services and laws exist separately across borders.
  • The disruption of online harm – Exploring harm disruption through legal, industry, partnership & grass-roots approaches
  • Culture and context online – Cultural norms, values and world views in online spaces.
  • I know something you don’t know – The latest research in the online safety space.
  • Hate Speech vs Free Speech vs Counter Speech – Balancing freedom of expression, healthy public discourse and harm mitigation.
  • I’m a celebrity, get me out of here – The celebrity experience of being online.
  • How much is too much? – The effects of hyper-connectivity on young people.
  • eGaming: who’s not having fun? – It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. What can industry standards and game design do to help?
  • Creating identity in the digital age – The influence of digital media on identity formation for young people.
  • Child Sexual Abuse Material: disruption and prevention – Domestic based approaches to disrupting and preventing child sexual exploitation material.
  • Two years of the Harmful Digital Communications Act – Reviewing the effectiveness of the Harmful Digital Communications Act.
  • Combatting Image Based Sexual Abuse – Exploring approaches from the NZ, UK & AUS – what’s working and future challenges.
  • Where to next? – The effects of future technology trends on online safety.

 

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Research submissions

We’re looking for large scale research projects that have a significant impact for the online safety community to be presented at the conference alongside research projects from Netsafe and the Australian Office of the eSafety Commissioner. Presenters will also need to provide a printed takeaway document that visually represents the key research findings.

Submissions close at 5pm on 15th August, and we will let applicants know the outcome of their submissions by 22 August.

If you have a research project that you think would be of interest, please let us know using our online form.

Online Safety on the Edge – Sydney, Australia 2017

Confronting Online Harm Together – Auckland, New Zealand 2016