Connecting to Protect Global Virtual Summit

Posted on
January 27, 2022 by

The Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary is hosting a global virtual summit on February 16-18th, 2022, to bring awareness to the need to protect our children from online pornography by inviting a public health response. We are hoping to advertise through email and encourage registration – we hope to have strong representation from public health to education, legal to medicine, social work to community organizations and beyond.

Stronger Together – protecting children from online pornography by inviting a public health response is a world-first initiative to address this issue globally. The Stronger Together Summit facilitates expert-led educational and collaborative sessions on strategic responses to protect children and young people from online pornography. Hosted by Connecting to Protect, the summit focuses on:

o Current research, neuroscience, psychology, child protection, and sociology
o Legislation and policy
o Technology and age verification
o Education & awareness strategies across all sectors
o Therapeutic protocols and strategies
o Lobbying or other campaign successes
o Child exploitation prevention & intervention (related to porn harms)

Attendees will have access to most speaker presentations after the event ends. Category A Continuing Education Credits are offered for all Professionals by the University of Calgary Faculty of Social Work. To ensure accessibility for all, Connecting to Protect is also offering summit scholarships to eligible applicants.