Friday, 8 January 2016

6th of Jan 2016: ITV News Report about Parent's Managing Children's Use of Devices

This news piece was in response to research released by Action for Children which suggested that Parents were struggling to get their children off devices. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35240763


Wise Kids 6th January 2016 from ITV Wales on Vimeo.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Malaysian Press Interview - 21st September 2015


With the Malaysian Press discussing how parents can better support their children to develop the skills needed to be resilient, positive and safe online. See:http://tinyurl.com/pjsslks

Monday, 20 July 2015

Thursday, 2 July 2015

On ITV Wales discussing Balanced Use of ICT #GadgetFreeDay



Carl Edwards from ITV Wales discusses Internet Addiction and Balanced use of ICT with Dr Sangeet Bhullar from WISE KIDS and Professor Phil Reed from Swansea University. See:
http://www.itv.com/news/wales/2015-06... for more information.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Sangeet was delighted to speak on an International Panel session at the International Cyberbullying Summit, which was held over 2 days on the 7th and 9th of May, in Limerick, and at Facebook’s headquarters in Dublin respectively. This summit was organised by Parry Aftab, a leading lawyer from the US and pioneer in online safety, as well as founder of Wired Safety. The event featured high profile speakers such as Carol Todd (mother of Amanda Todd), Barbara Coloroso and Bill Shillings. The event also featured industry speakers from Google, Facebook, Ask.fm. Most importantly, it involved more than 200 young people from schools in Ireland, who were closely involved in all the activities, and who were simply amazing. The event was sponsored by Facebook and Google.

 

 

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Youth Forum and Regional Conference on Child Online Protection

23rd March 2015- Children for a Better Digital World Forum, and 24th and 25th of March - Regional Conference on Child Online Protection, Putrajaya, Malaysia

Sangeet Bhullar from WISE KIDS; Kate Pawelczyk from Voices of Youth, UNICEF; Sandra Cortesi from Youth & Media, Harvard Berkman Centre for Internet & Society and Amanda Third from University of Western Sydney co-facilitated a Youth Forum workshop with a group of young people from Malaysia entitled - 'Children for a Better Digital World'.

The aim of the youth forum was to work with a group of young people in Malaysia, and to understand their online experiences and to work with them to highlight key issues that affected them, which they wanted government and other stakeholders to address, in relation to positive and safe Internet use.

These views were then presented to the Malaysian government and other stakeholders at the 'Regional Conference for Child Online Protection, organised by The Ministry for Women, Children and Community, MCMC and Unicef Malaysia - in a youth panel session with 6 youth, which was chaired by Sangeet


 

Friday, 12 September 2014

Launch of our Digital Leader in Education Programme

Sangeet is delighted to launch the first WISE KIDS 'Digital Leaders in Education' programme in collaboration with Caerphilly Council. The programme, with 12 secondary school teachers and 1 psychologist participating, aims to upskill, train and support teachers to become ‘Digital Leaders in Education’ – able to lead and support their schools to use the Internet and digital technologies critically and creatively for effective teaching and learning; embed digital literacy across subjects; and create a ‘culture of digital citizenship’ and well-being in their schools.


To view the training blog see: http://digleadersinedu.blogspot.co.uk/

Sunday, 8 June 2014

9th of June 2014: WISE KIDS presenting at Digital Wales 2014




Sangeet delivering a presentation at the Digital Wales 2014 Day 1: Youth and Skills themed event, of the 2 day Digital Wales 2014. The presentation provided some initial insights from a research programme undertaken by WISE KIDS (in partnership with the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Logicalis and S4C) between December 2013 and May 2014 which explores the digital media habits and digital literacy of Year 9 pupils in Wales.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

International Women's Day - Big Girls Blog Brunch - 7th of March, 2014 Pencoed, Bridgend, Wales #bgbb14

Picture of @mindhiver taken by @RightmoveAddict & shared on Twitter

















It was wonderful to be re-united with a wonderful group of women @mindhiver, @SAW_HQ, @HelReynolds, @JulietFay @LauraEmilyD @RightmoveAddict amongst many others - following on from last year's 'Mostly Women Doing Digital Event' -Feb 25th 2013.

Today's event was titled the 'Big Girls Blog Brunch' (Twitter Hashtag #bgbb14), and it was supported by the lovely folk from @SAW_USW. A great morning choc full of insights and expert knowledge and sharing. But also warmth and informality - there was a buzz, and it was wonderful to have a few hours to sit, learn and reflect on how we blog, share our expertise and knowledge online.

The following was my brief presentation. Do get in contact if I can help in any way.

 Thank you too for the kind tweets :)


See the following for a throwback to last year's 'Mostly Women Doing Digital Event' -Feb 25th 2013 :)
http://mostlywomendoingdigital.blogspot.co.uk/
http://cardiffusers.wordpress.com/2013/02/23/mostly-women-doing-digital/
http://www.onlinesalesmessages.com/reflections-on-mostly-women-doing-digital/
http://learnermother.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/on-mostly-women-doing-digital/

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Feb 21st 2014: Leading a WISE KIDS workshop in Geneva for ITU-COP (Child Online Protection) Partners



















Prior to Feb 20th 2014, I had never been to Geneva, so I was doubly pleased to have been invited on behalf of WISE KIDS to deliver an interactive workshop for ITU-COP (Child Online Protection) Partners from all around the world. To find put more, have a look at the blog created for the training session which captured many of the insights gained from participants as well as their next steps.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

11/2/2014 Safer Internet Day #SID2014: A WISE KIDS workshop on behalf of Welsh Government for Swansea Deaf Young People & Youth Workers

A story in Tweets - full blog site coming soon.



Thursday, 6 February 2014

Two new films with BBC Webwise - Feb 11th 2014 #SID2014

I have been delighted to work with the lovely people from the BBC Learning team like recently on 2 films for BBC Webwise for Parents which were launched for Safer Internet Day 2014 on Feb 11th 2014.

Parenting Online: Know Your Child

















and Parenting online: controls, locks and chat

















This is a tweet from the filming (which was with the lovely @gpeakall):

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Guardian Live on #esafety: How can schools engage students in e-safety? Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Following on from the November 2013 livechat on eSafety, I was kindly invited to be one of a series of panelists taking part in the Guardian hosted live chat - this time on the topic:

How can schools engage students in e-safety?
Unfortunately, I was unable to participate 'live' due to a massive accident on the M4 which prevented me from getting back in time. It seems to have been a great discussion, and I added a couple of points afterwards.