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Launch Event: All party Parliamentary group for young people and social technology

On 15 October 2015, ConflictHub attended the launch event of the All-party Parliamentary Group for Young People and Social Technology (APPG YPST). The launch event was held at the BT Tower in central London. We were one of the few select companies able to showcase how we support schools in protecting young people from conflict and bullying. Other organisation showcasing included: Cybersmile Foundation, BT’s virtual reality team, Internet Matters, The Professional Online support Helpline, Vodafone and Superawesome TV.

The event was due to the work of our CEO, Luke Roberts, who has brought together a coalition of key industry players, charities, and parliamentarians to address online risks to young people. But also, importantly to promote opportunities in the digital economy. Luke opened the launch event of the APPG, before handing over to Barry Sherman MP who chairs the APPG YPST. Barry was keen to learn about what more parliamentarians should be doing. There was also a lively panel debate on how to best maximise opportunities for young people across three areas.

Next was a Futurologist from BT who spoke about how the world of work is changing but also what this potentially meant for young people’s career choices. Finally two young people who have worked closely with our CEO over the last few years challenged the adults to make sure that technological risks for young people are mitigated but also that young people are given opportunities in the digital economy.

ConflictHub were proud to be at the event to showcase our technology and hear the positive feedback on ways in which we are using technology to help schools efficiently prevent, record, and resolve situations. We will be working closely with the APPG for YPST to ensure that all parliamentarians understand the issues facing school and how technology can be used positively to protect children, reassure parents and support teaching staff

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