Developing safe and responsible use of technology at school and home

Emma Robertson - Digital Awareness UK

Emma Robertson cropAs Co-Founder of leading social media safety organisation Digital Awareness UK, Emma is regularly seen seen passionately campaigning in the media (on titles such as BBC News, Sky TV and Channel 5 News), in Parliament and in schools around the country to empower young people to survive and thrive online. Prior to this she spent 10 years working as a social media consultant managing the online reputations of a number of high profile brands – from Coca-Cola to Barclays to Microsoft. She uses the knowledge she has from the corporate world and insights from the work she delivers on the ground in schools every day to deliver events ensuring teachers have the skills necessary to drive digital resilience amongst their students.

Dr. Neelam Parmar - Ashford School

Neelam Parmar - photo cropDr. Neelam Parmar currently works as Director of E-Learning at Ashford School, United Learning.  She was previously employed as The Director of Digital Innovation and Learning across The London Preparatory Schools in South West London, and was instrumental in leading the transformational change of embedding technology within learning and development.  She has completed her PhD in Developing a Pedagogy using New Technology with young children, and is committed to empowering teachers to use technology in constructive and purposeful ways. She has spoken in conferences on The Integration of Mobile Leaning Technology with BETT, The Academies Show, ICT Summit Moldova, UNESCO, Online Safety and Etiquette in Parliament and EdTech with Terrapinn in South Africa, Singapore and Dubai.  Neelam has published books on Digital Literacy in the Primary curriculum with Hopscotch Publishers and Digital Parenting with United Learning.

Neelam's areas of expertise include online learning and strategy, staff development, pedagogical use of mobile technology in classrooms and blended flipped learning approaches for the 21st century classroom. She firmly believes that mobile technology can help fill the education gap, and has a vision to extend effective teaching and learning to all.

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