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Egyptian E-Safety Conference

Safeguaring young people in an Internet and mobile age
24.03.08 - 25.03.08
Cyber Peace Initiative
Cairo, Smart Village Conference Centre

The principle aim of this two-day conference would be to identify the key issues and shared responsibility all have in ensuring that children and young people can use computers, Internet, IT tools, and new mobile services safely and responsibly. The event would seek to bring together a range of stakeholders to first hear from the lessons learnt from organisations working in different parts of the world in addressing the online safety issues but also hear from senior representatives from Egyptian Government, Education, Industry, Media, Law Enforcement, Not for Profit, and Civil Society as to how they will support the recently launched Cyber Peace Initiative in its efforts to raise awareness throughout the Egyptian society on how to benefit from the latest IT tools, while being safe online.

Please find the YPRT presentation at the conference here.

The National Conference on Internet Safety would run for two days with three distinct but complimentary parts.
  • Showcasing of Best Practices: "Setting the Scene and Sharing the Experience"
    This part is meant to engage all delegates, and will focus on showing the relation between the theme and items of the conference and their field of action. International speakers would showcase their success stories and best practices in their efforts to protect children and young people online. They would target the engagement of local audience in the conviction that a considerable level of awareness on e-safety is indispensable. National speakers would also present any practices or stories they might have in the field of protecting young users of internet and mobile phone. Local young people and teachers from schools and the community can still share the incidents they might have faced based on their experiences of using ICTs.
  • Recognising the Risks: "Identifying Sources of Potential Hazards"
    Presenters would help the audience identify the major sources and means of delivery of potential harmful content, tools, and services that might be involuntarily accessed by children and youths. Presenters will outline the risks under the 3 Cs of Commercialism, Content, and Contact. International presenters will share their experience in dealing with various forms of cyber crimes, and elaborate on vision on how to minimize the impact of harmful content and cyber bullying on their young ones. The conference would then look into the relevance between the national and international scenes as far as e-safety is concerned, and look into ideas and guidelines on how to promote e-safety across the community.
  • Responding and Acting: "Assuming Responsibilities and Planning for Actions"
    Having listened to local young people teachers and parent representatives and reviewed the range of responses necessary to support users, this part of the conference would include 3 thematic workshops run by experts from a range of countries and backgrounds, and who would outline the issues and highlight best practice examples of leading responses around the world. Parallel workshops are avoided in order for the conference to be as much informative and engaging as possible. Delegates would share their ideas with, and provide feedback to the issues raised. Each workshop would submit a brief report to the closing plenary session, and a final document would be adopted. Such document would outline, in addition to the conference procedures, the main stakeholders that will be engaged in the follow-up phase of the conference outcomes.
For more information please contact Ashraf Ibrahim Moussa.

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Available on the website since January 29, 2008