Parent Zone hosts sixth Digital Families conference


Parent Zone is pleased to announce that its annual Digital Families conference will return for 2022 at the Royal Society of Arts on Tuesday 18 October 9.00am to 4.00pm. The free conference is the only annual event to examine the challenges and opportunities of raising and educating children in a digital world. Digital Families 2022 marks a rare opportunity to hear from speakers across the worlds of technology, education, parenting and online safety. The conference also gives space to network with like-minded professionals across the digital landscape. 


Vicki Shotbolt, founder and CEO of Parent Zone, said, “We are delighted, after three Covid-affected years, to be hosting the sixth annual event. The timing for Digital Families couldn’t be better. While the long-awaited Online Safety Bill is stalled under a new Prime Minister, the digital landscape becomes more complex. From crypto collapses and marketing in the metaverse to Web 3.0, we need to find new ways to help children and parents respond to the changing online world. That means asking the right questions. Digital Families 2022 provides a space to do just that.”


Among the exciting speakers is Faith Rogow, Ph.D., media literacy education leader in the U.S. and the founding president of the National Association for Media Literacy Education. Clinical Psychologist and researcher Dr Elly Hanson will also be sharing her insights into pornography and its impacts on young people. Additionally, Dr David Zendle, one of the world’s leading experts on the social impacts  of video game monetisation, will give a talk on children’s gaming and the growing threat of financial exploitation of children online. Further events not to be missed include Callum Hood from the Center for Countering Digital Hate talking about incels; Sam Sharps from the Tony Blair Institute discussing digital opportunity; and Lord Jim Knight in conversation with Vicki Shotbolt.


In-person spaces are fully-booked, but it’s still possible to register to participate online and/or join the waiting list for in-person attendance. Please see here for further details: