Dialog Box

New frontiers in combatting child exploitation and abuse online

Hear from a diverse panel of global leading industry experts and have your questions answered about the rise of online child abuse, and what practical measures you can take to prevent it and protect your business.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT))

Thursday 25th March, 2021

Online

Please note, the time advertised is according to AEDT.

Child Wise is thrilled to announce our upcoming online panel discussion where you will have the opportunity to hear from a global panel of leading industry experts and have your questions answered about the rise of online child abuse, and what practical measures you can take to prevent it and protect your business.

Reports of online child abuse surged by 122% in Australia alone in the first three months of COVID-19 lockdowns with similar staggering numbers being reported across the world.

This is an issue for every business – whether you work with children directly, indirectly or not at all.

A lot of companies are shocked to hear that corporate computers and mobile devices are increasingly being used by employees to access child sexual abuse material. Are you aware of the security and integrity risks to your company?

Join us at this panel discussion and have your questions answered about the rise of online child abuse, and what practical measures you can take to prevent it and protect your business.

Panel speakers

Anna Borgström, CEO, NetClean

Anna Borgström is CEO of NetClean, a Swedish company that offers premium technology that fights the dissemination of online child sexual abuse material. She has worked with organisations and governments worldwide since 2009 to combat online child sexual exploitation through introducing and lobbying for the uptake of new and leading technical solutions, which work to save children from harm. Anna is also a member of the Safer Society Group management team, which develops and drives companies that specialise in technology with the aim of creating a better and safer society by tackling societal problems through IT-solutions.


Jon Rouse APM, Detective Inspector, Manager Operations, Victim Identification and Training, Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation

Jon has 37 years’ service with the Queensland Police in Australia. In 2001 he commenced at Task Force Argos where he implemented Australia’s first operation to proactively target internet child sex offenders. He has instigated multiple national and international investigations targeting child exploitation criminal networks. In May 2018, Jon accepted the ‘Champion for Children Award’ in New York from the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children in recognition of his dedication for over 24 years to fighting and investigating crimes against children.

Jon is currently the Chair of the Covert Internet Investigations Group for the INTERPOL Specialists on Crimes against Children and is a Director with The Society for the Policing of Cyberspace (POLCYB). 


Sharon Pursey OBE, Co-Founder & Head of Strategic Alliances at SafeToNet, and CEO of the SafeToNet Foundation

Sharon Pursey is co-founder of SafeToNet and CEO of the SafeToNet Foundation. She establishes and cultivates relationships with a variety of organisations and partners including major telcos and handset manufacturers and charities who share the vision to keep children safe online. She is a seasoned entrepreneur and has been recognised for her work in the technology industry, having been named a ‘Rising Star’ at The Women in Business Awards.

Catherine Bedford, Child Protection and Gender Technical Advisor, Save the Children in Papua New Guinea

Catherine Bedford is the Child Protection and Gender Technical Advisor at the Save the Children office in Papua New Guinea. She has lived and worked in Papua New Guinea for 8 years in the Gender, Violence and Child Protection spaces and is passionate about eradicating abuse and violence against children, both in the online and offline worlds. Catherine has worked for many years in London as a mental health nurse specialising in children and adolescents where she was able to apply a holistic and broad approach to children’s emotional wellbeing, and support them with issues such as drug and alcohol misuse and trauma. Catherine is currently leading a collaboration with Facebook in PNG where a Pacific online safety campaign is running to empower and educate young people to have safer, more positive experiences online.

Dr Susan Rayment-McHugh, Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Justice, and Co-Leader of the Sexual Violence Research and Prevention Unit, University of the Sunshine Coast

Dr Susan Rayment-McHugh is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Justice, and Co-Leader of the Sexual Violence Research and Prevention Unit, at the University of the Sunshine Coast. She has a PhD in Criminology investigating concentrations of sexual violence, and a Masters Degree in Psychology (Forensic). Susan is also a registered psychologist with over 25 years clinical experience in the sexual violence and abuse field. Her current research focus is on understanding and preventing endemic sexual violence and abuse, including in Australian Aboriginal communities; promoting a comprehensive and contextual sexual violence and abuse prevention agenda; effective rehabilitation for perpetrators of sexual violence and abuse; and on program evaluation using realist methods. She is widely consulted, and presents nationally and internationally, on prevention and intervention services. 


Who should attend?

This event is recommended for anyone who leads an organisation, whether their business interacts with children or not. 

Cost

$99 (GST inclusive)

This event is included in the Community of Practice membership at no extra cost. Members should use the same email address that their Community of Practice membership is registered with, to make sure they are not charged for this event.

Location

Online. You will receive a link to join the live session closer to the date.

Contact us 

If you have any questions please email info@childwise.org.au or call 1300 244 539.

Tickets

Panel discussion - 25 Mar 2021
$99
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