The widespread embracing of digital technologies in the past decade – only accelerated by the COVID pandemic – resulted in much of our lives moving online. This fact has also brought the topic of digital safety to the forefront. Governments, companies, and civil organizations all recognize the challenges posed by the darker side of the internet and social media: fake news, violent and extreme content, hate speech, cyberbullying, sexploitation, and many other “classic” cybersecurity challenges such as data and identity theft. As everyone from children to seniors now engage in online activities, it is now more important than ever to provide them with a safer digital experience.
The next Digital Sustainability Forum (a joint platform by Microsoft and AmCham for discussing technology-related issues) will focus on the topic of digital safety and online civility. During this workshop, participants from all sectors of society will discuss the main risks that arise for specific age groups and how risks can be mitigated. To set the theme we will discuss the key outcomes from the recently published Digital Civility Index – an online risk research from more than 22 geographies around the world.
Date: May 19, 2022
14:00-14:08: Welcome Speech:
- Zoltán Szabó, President, AmCham Hungary
- Katerina Anna Magnna, Government Affairs Czech Republic, Slovakia & Hungary, Microsoft
14:08-14:35: Presentation and discussion on the recently published 2021 Digital Civility Index and the state of Online: Civility in Hungary
- Helena Pons-Charlet, Senior Corporate Counsel, Microsoft
- Dana Jarkovic, Microsoft Teenage Ambassador
- Theo Todoran, Microsoft Teenage Ambassador
14:45-15:15: Safe digital environment and responsible online behavior for kids and teenagers
- Dániel Tóth, Psychologist, Digital Parenting Expert
- Veronika Pelle, Digital literacy expert, NMHH, Corvinus University Budapest
- Katalin Baracsi, dr., internet lawyer, social media trainer
15:25-15:50: Online risks and risk management for adults and the elderly
- Judit Fülöp, Systems Engineer, Fortinet
- Kitti Mezei, dr. Researcher, Lecturer, University of Public Service, Cybersecurity Research Center
Moderator: Dóra Petrányi, dr. Partner and CEE Managing Director, CMS
In case you are interested in participating, please contact our Policy Officer, József Gál.