Neil Fairbrother

Safeguarding Podcast – The Power of Zero

In this safeguarding podcast we talk with former barrister and Chair of the non-profit section of Amnesty International UK, Nicholas Carlisle. As a Child & Family Psychotherapist, he used his own traumatic childhood to fight for human rights and to start an organisation so that children could go to school free from bullying. His “Solution Team” …

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Safeguarding podcast – Carly’s Law with Sonya Ryan

In this safeguarding podcast we discuss every parents’ worst nightmare with the inspirational Sonya Ryan; how she turned her family’s desperate tragedy into a force for good by relentlessly campaigning for Carly’s Law first in Australia and now globally. Some of our listeners may find this content disturbing, in which case please speak with a …

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Safeguarding Podcast – Contextual Safeguarding with Dr Carlene Firmin MBE

In this safeguarding podcast we talk with Dr Carlene Firmin MBE about Contextual Safeguarding and the social theory of Pierre Bourdieu. We also discuss why Contextual Safeguarding is counter cultural to traditional child care systems and why the dynamics of adolescence are an absolute nightmare to children’s services. http://traffic.libsyn.com/safetonetfoundation/SafeToNet_Foundation_podcast_-_Contextual_Safeguarding_with_Carlene_Firmin_MBE.mp3 There’s a lightly edited transcript below …

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Safeguarding Podcast – Sharenting and Children’s Privacy in the Age of Social Media with Stacey Steinberg

In this podcast we discuss the unintended consequences of sharenting, how parents’ desire to share with pride or to share to shame contravenes the rights of the child to privacy and how otherwise innocent postings of children can lead to abuse. Also the difference between “data” in Europe and “speech” in the US impacts childrens’ …

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Safeguarding podcast – Safety by Design with Julie Inman-Grant

In this safeguarding podcast we talk about Safety by Design with Australia’s e-Safety Commissioner Julie Inman-Grant, an American in Australia protecting children around the world. She discusses the Child Dignity Alliance, how the suicide, caused by online abuse, of a top TV presenter led to the creation of the e-Safety Office, and the three key …

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Safeguarding Podcast – Tech for Good with Chris Ashworth of Nominet

In this podcast we discuss Tech for Good with Chris Ashworth of Nominet. We ask why is Nominet, a Domain Name Registrar buried deep within the online digital context infrastructure concerned about the online experience of children and how they will benefit 1,000,000 young people through their public benefit strategy of promoting greater connectivity, inclusivity and security. We …

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Safeguarding Podcast – The Central Drama of Life with Prof Yvonne Kelly

In this safeguarding podcast we discuss the relationship between social media use and adolescent mental health with Professor Yvonne Kelly of University College London. Based on 11,000 14 year olds from the Millennium Cohort study, the results of this analysis show clear pathways from social media usage to depressive symptoms of mental health. We also …

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Safeguarding Podcast – the 11th Commandment with Father Zollner

In this safeguarding podcast we talk with Father Zollner of the Vatican about the Pope’s 2017 Declaration of Rome which focussed on protecting children online. We discuss the Centre for Child Protection within the Vatican, the child abuse track record of the Roman Catholic church, whether a perpetrator can be a true Roman Catholic, the …

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Safeguarding podcast – The Rip Off Games with Vicki Shotbolt, CEO Parents’ Zone

As Apple launch their Arcade games store, this safeguarding podcast explores and explains some of the nefarious practices that some online games companies use to exploit children and expose them to harmful and illegal online gambling. http://traffic.libsyn.com/safetonetfoundation/SafeToNet_Foundation_Podcast_-_The_Rip_Off_Games.mp3 We’ve provided a full (lightly edited for legibility) transcript of the podcast below for those who can’t or …

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