10:15-11:30
Stage B

Friday 10 November 2023


Panel

Stepping up Child Safety Online

Ensuring trust and safety in the digital world

Being offline is no longer an option for many children and youth today. The digital revolution has brought them easier access to education, information and knowledge and new ways to express themselves and socialize.  But these benefits also come with serious risks. According to the 2023 Global Threat Assessment online, child sexual exploitation, abuse and bullying keep escalating worldwide, in both scale and methods. After an overview of international initiatives to step up child safety online, this session will focus on a few projects by companies and NGOs, including updates and results from the Children Online Protection Lab launched at the Paris Peace Forum in 2022. Lastly, Ministers from European countries will cap the session by a joint commitment to ensuring children online safety.

Henri Verdier

Ambassador for Digital Issues, Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, French Republic

Moderator

Marija Manojlovic

Executive Director, Safe Online

Speaker

Manuel Fontaine

Special Advisor for Child Rights, UNICEF

Speaker

Courtney Gregoire

Chief Digital Safety Officer, Microsoft Corporation

Speaker

Jean-Noël Barrot

Minister for Digital Affairs, French Republic

Speaker

Theo Bertram

Vice President, Government Relations and Public Policy for Europe, TikTok

Speaker

Iain Drennan

Executive Director, WeProtect Global Alliance

Speaker

Signe Riisalo

Minister of Social Protection, Republic of Estonia

Speaker

Alexandra van Huffelen

State Secretary for Kingdom Relations and Digitalisation, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Speaker

Mathieu Michel

Secretary of State for Digitization, Kingdom of Belgium

Speaker

Kathryn King

General Manager, Technology and Strategy Group, eSafety Commissioner, Australia

Speaker

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