Enhanced e-safeguarding, compliance and the verification of children online
23 Mar 2022
Tech in Action (North)
Leadership , Innovation
Headteachers, e-Safeguarding leads and DPO's will learn what the findings from the UK Government's Verification of Children Online (VoCO) research mean for your school and students. What if platforms know users' real age bands? What if parental consent for under 13's was as easy as a swipe right? Platforms could create age-appropriate spaces and content for children and be compliant with the raft of regulations including PAS1296 and AADC and the Data Protection Act. There is a solution to reduce the pressure on staff and to ensure students are safe online while using EdTech platforms, social media and streaming services. Add to this empowering the young to be able to manage their own data so it doesn't affect their future self, including their further education choices. Let's reduce the occurrences of online child sexual abuse-related activities and harmful effects such as self-harm, disordered eating, bullying, trolling and all online harms.