The EU Child Safety Online Project: Symposium
The RCSI CyberPsychology Research Centre hosted a stakeholder symposium as part of the EU Child Safety Online Project. The project seeks to promote cooperation between law enforcement and industry in developing and disseminating good practice models in the area of online CSA. The project is implemented by an international, multidisciplinary team including our Centre in Ireland, Middlesex University in the U.K, Tilburg University in The Netherlands, and FDE Mantua, Kore University Enna and Lumsa University in Italy. Each partner interviewed stakeholders from their own country in order to get a sense of how law enforcement and private industry (e.g. social networking sites and internet service providers) collaborate or work together in order to protect children online and presented their findings at the symposium in Dublin.
Representatives from the Gardaí, Social Networks, Internet Service Providers, Charities, the Government and Academia were in attendance and the presentations were followed up by a discussion between researchers and audience on key points to consider going forward. The project’s final report will be available in 2016.
Dr Carly Cheevers and Mary Aiken at the Symposium