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Head of Safeguarding
Catherine McAllister is the Head of Safeguarding at BBC Children’s and advises the department on all aspects of working with children, and producing content for children. She is also the BBC lead for internet safety and plays a leading role in developing BBC policies and procedures for engaging with young people online. She is also an Executive Producer for CBeebies independent productions, including ‘Footy Pups’, ‘Baby Jake’ and ‘Alphablocks’. She has worked in Children’s media since 2007.
Safeguarding Stars and Audiences
There has been a growing focus on creating safe spaces online for children to access and engage with appropriate content, however internet safety still remains a prevalent concern especially as an increasing number of under 13s use social media and platforms such as YouTube to both view and create content. Are platforms such as YouTube Kids, Azoomee and PopJam the way forward and what can brands do to better safeguard audiences when accessing content online? The rise of user generated content (UGC) raises questions over regulation - if anyone can create it how can we regulate it? User Generated Content…