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Libraries Week: Protecting Children and Young People in a Digital World

Oct 9 2019

Price: Free
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AH Proctor will lead this exclusive free event that explores how libraries can help to keep children and young people safe in a digital world.

Date: 9th October 2019, 6.30pm-7.30pm

Location: The Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN

Recognising that children and young people now live in a digital world, this event at the Mitchell Library will explore how they can be better protected online, and particularly the role that libraries could play in supporting individuals, communities and businesses to do this. We will also hear how libraries across Scotland are already helping to protect children and young people through building digital skills and confidence among children and those who care for them; providing a safe space; encouraging digital participation and inclusion; and supporting health, well-being and education.

The aim is to develop innovative initiatives and partnerships across Scottish libraries, to increase people’s confidence in knowing how to stay safe online and to address current concerns of children and young people about the lack of adult support in this area.

AH Proctor will be joined by a team of leading experts and young people themselves to answer questions from librarians, parents, carers, teachers and anyone involved in the protection and care of children and young people.

Panellists include: Bruce Adamson, Children & Young People’s Commissioner Scotland; Sean McNamara, Head of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) in Scotland; and Carla Malseed, Campaigns Manager from NSPCC Scotland; alongside representatives from the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP), the European Network of Young Advisors (ENYA) and the Youth Libraries Group (YLG).

If you would like to know more, or if you have a specific question you’d like the panel to answer, email or visit the Thumble Tumble Facebook page and note your interest in our event there.

More details and links to resources will be posted here closer to the event.