The World Upside Down: Karl Hopwood
The World Upside Down Talk Series
In a world turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic, the BLM movement and the climate crisis, and to coincide with the unveiling of Rachel Maclean’s permanent commission Mimi, Jupiter Artland programmed The World Upside Down, a series of talks aimed at providing teenagers, parents, carers and young people with information on everything from body image and mental health to social activism.
Bringing together activists, mental health experts, artists and writers, The World Upside Down was aimed at creating frank and open discussions about the pressures facing young people today.
The third talk of The World Upside Down series was given by online safety expert Karl Hopwood.
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Karl Hopwood is one of the UK’s leading experts on internet safety for young people, working with schools, teachers, pupils and parents to navigate the dangers and myriad benefits for children and teenagers who are learning, socialising and exploring their identities online.
Karl’s talk centred around three questions:
– What are children and young people really doing when they go online?
– What are the risks that they face?
– What can parents do to help their children to benefit from the opportunities that the internet brings in a safe way?
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