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KASS Conference Programme Confirmed, “The Adolescent and the Phone,” October 14th, 9:00-4:00

13th October 17

The KASS Annual Conference takes place Saturday 14th October 2017. This year’s theme is “The Adolescent and the Phone.”

The schedule for today and details of our speakers are copied below.

For tickets go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/kass-conference-2017-the-adolescent-and-the-phone-tickets-35024304638#tickets

We hope to see you at the conference to discuss this important educational theme.


Conference Programme

9.00 – 9.45  Breakfast
9.45 – 10.00Welcome by Robert Lobatto, Head of KAS
10.00 – 10.30 Prof. Sonia Livingstone, OBE      “Growing up in the digital age”
10.30 – 11.00  John Carr OBE   “The Smartphone: a complicated friend”
11.00 – 11.30  Coffee break
11.30 – 12.00Dr Richard Graham “Rebel without a Smartphone: Adolescence and Addiction in the Digital Age”
12.00 -12.30Sandra Leaton Gray & Andy Phippen     “The Digital lives of children: privacy and wellbeing”
12.30 – 12.45Rosie Jenkins “The SCAMP research” The Study of Cognition, Adolescents and Mobile phones
12.45 – 1.00Erin Cotter “The Reconnect Project: engaging students in the conversation”
1.00 – 2.00Lunch
2.00 – 2.30 KAS perspectives leading into debate “To ban or not to ban phones in school”
2.30 – 2.45Kathy Crewe-Read – against banning phones in school: “Turn your back on mobile phones and you disregard a whole generation” 
2.45 – 3.00Victoria Eadie – for banning phones in schools: “Personal mobile devices in school – a journey from essential school equipment to a ban”
3.00 – 4.00Panel of guest speakers and group debate and discussion
4.00 – 4.30Tea 

Speaker Profiles

Dr Richard Graham is a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and former Clinical Director of the Adolescent Directorate at the Tavistock Clinic. Over the last decade, his work has centered on the impact of technology on development and health, thus contributing to the field of cyber-psychology, and how this can inform digital health initiatives. In June 2016, he was appointed the Executive Board of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS is the British Government’s principal advisory body for online safety and security for children and young people) and Co-Chairs the Digital Resilience Working Group.

Professor Sonia Livingstone, OBE teaches and researches in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has written 20 books about how people engage with the changing media landscape, many of them on children. Her last book, The Class, was about 13-14 year olds, and her next book will be about Parenting for a Digital Future. 

John Carr, OBE is Secretary of the UK Children’s Charities’ Coalition on Internet Safety, a consortium of the UK’s largest child welfare and child protection organisations. He sits on the Executive Board of UKCCIS, the British Government’s principal coordinating body for online child safety matters. John acts as adviser to the European NGO Alliance for Child Safety Online, run by Save the Children Italy and the global NGO ECPAT International, based in Bangkok. He is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the LSE and has many publications to his name.

Sandra Leaton Gray is Senior Lecturer in Education at the UCL Institute of Education, a former teacher and a specialist in the sociology of education. She has a special research interest in issues surrounding contemporary identity and technology. Sandra is also a member of the Privacy Expert Group of the Biometrics Institute, and a senior member of Wolfson College, Cambridge University as well as author of the book ‘Teachers Under Siege’, and, with Andy Phippen, ‘Invisibly Blighted: The digital erosion of childhood’.  

Andy Phippen is a professor of children and technology at University of Plymouth. He has worked with the IT sector for over 15 years in a consultative capacity on issues of ethical and social responsibility, with companies such as British Telecom, Google and Facebook. In recent years, he has specialised in the use of ICTs by children and young people, carrying out a large amount ofgrass roots research on issues such as their attitudes toward privacy and data protection, file sharing and internet safety. He is a research partner with the UK Safer Internet Centre and is a frequent media commentator on children and the Internet.

Rosie Jenkins is a public health/epidemiology researcher at Imperial College London, who works for the Study of Cognition, Adolescents and Mobile Phones (SCAMP). 

Erin Cotter has a background in TV documentaries and journalism. She has run a youth media charity (YCTV) and is founder of the Reconnect project, a not-for-profit with funding from The Wellcome Trust.  Her twin daughters are now 18 and have just left secondary school in Camden. 

Kathy Crewe-Read is a mathematician whose career path has led her to teach in a number of UK Independent Schools. She is currently Head of Wolverhampton Grammar School – a large HMC, multi-cultural, urban day school of 720 pupils aged 7-18 and recently judged “Excellent” in all areas by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). She talks widely about her belief in how sch should embrace mobile technology and has featured on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme. She believes young people deserve to be prepared for a techno-savvy world. If schools do not play their part in this, then who will?

Victoria Eadie is CEO of Tudor Park Education Trust and Chair of Hounslow Secondary Education Partnership.  The Trust is made up of a mixed secondary academy and a studio school with an ICT specialism.  Victoria was a Headteacher for 9 years and has worked all of her career in schools working in ‘challenging circumstances’ with high levels of deprivation and historic underachievement.  She is totally committed to maximizing opportunity for students through ensuring excellent outcomes both academically and socially. Innovative teaching makes a real difference. 

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