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Centre Announces Webinar on Character-Based Approach to Digital Citizenship Education 13th May 2021 Events Cyber-wisdom

Continuing the 2021 series, and following the launch of THRIVE: How to Cultivate Character So Your Children Can Flourish Online in January 2021, the Jubilee Centre is pleased to announce its latest upcoming webinar ‘'What is a character-based approach to digital citizenship education?' on Wednesday 23 June 2021 at 16:00 (GMT).

Chaired by Centre Director of Education Dr Tom Harrison, an expert panel will discuss character-based approaches to digital citizenship as well as how to cultivate values in children with an awareness of the many risks and opportunities that living online can present by offering practical approaches for teachers and parents based on first-hand experience.

Further details and registration can be found here.

The Panel for this session includes:

Sophie Murfin

Joining the first in 2013 as Principal of Seymour Road Academy, Sophie became CEO and Executive Head of the Wise Owl Trust in 2016. A Teacher for over 15 years Sophie has pioneered a ground-breaking new curriculum focused on character and wellbeing. This has been achieved with the R.E.S.P.E.C.T. programme at its heart, promoting Resilience, Empathy, Self-Awareness, Positivity, Excellence, Communication and Teamwork across the entire trust transforming the schools within. This approach is now been adopted in over 700 others nationwide.

Lee Peachey

Lee is the Deputy Headteacher at St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Wigan. A Technology teacher by background Lee has responsibility for Personal Development as part of the school’s SLT. Lee is also a noted champion for school improvement, raising achievement & equity advocating across the country and online with a following of over 12 Thousand on Twitter.

Dr Sangeet Bhullar

Sangeet is the Founder and Executive Director of WISE KIDS, a non-profit organisation providing innovative training programmes and consultancy in New Media, Internet and Mobile Technologies, Internet Proficiency, Literacy and Safety. As well as advising a number of government and non-government groups, including the Welsh Parliament, UK Council for Child Internet Safety, the BBC, and Ofcom on Digital Inclusion and New Media Literacy, Sangeet has spoken at many international conferences, been an external examiner, written guidance, and provided training across Britain, Singapore and Malaysia.

Dr Gianfranco Polizzi

Gianfranco joined the Jubilee Centre for Character & Virtues at the University of Birmingham in September 2020 as a Research Fellow working on character education in the digital age as part of the Cultivating Cyber-Phronesis project. Prior to this, he completed his PhD in the Media and Communications Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). His doctoral research explored the ways in which digital literacy and civic engagement shape one another. While completing his PhD, Gianfranco worked as a Research Associate in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of East Anglia on a project exploring digital resilience among pre-teens.

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