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Beata Bielińska

Empowering Children Foundation
Psychologist, psychotherapist. Graduate from the Faculty of Psychology at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University and from the Psychological counselling and crisis intervention at the Maria Grzegorzewska University (APS). She has completed psychotherapy training at the INTRA centre. At the Empowering Children Foundation, she works for 116 111 – helpline for children and youth as well as for the advice centre “Child on the Web”. She conducts psychotherapy and consultation for parents, children and youth concerning problems related to online safety and excessive use of contemporary media.
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Gareth Cort

European Schoolnet
Gareth is an in-house expert for European Schoolnet and an online safety consultant for the UK Internet Centre. He is a qualified primary school teacher and holds a BSc Psychology degree from the University of Surrey.
Gareth is particularly interested in the way that technology is changing young people's lives and relationships, and how educators can support young people to develop the skills they need to lead safe and positive digital lives.
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Ewa Dziemidowicz

Empowering Children Foundation
Psychotherapist, coach, expert on children and youth online safety, she works at the Empowering Children Foundation. She works with children, youth and parents in the Empowering Children Foundation counselling centre “Child on the Web”. She conducts trainings and workshops in the scope of online safety, concerning, among others, cybersecurity, sexting, grooming and addiction to new technologies. She is the part of the team of the therapeutic centre for children, youth and families "Poza Centrum DOM".
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Judith Eckart

jugendschutz.net
Judith Eckart works at jugendschutz.net at the Department “Structural Monitoring of Internet Services”. As the German center at federal and state level concerning the protection of minors on the internet, jugendschutz.net looks closely at risks in internet services specifically attractive to young people and urges providers and platform operators to design their content in a way that allows children and teenagers to use the internet free of troubles.
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Stefanie Fächner

klicksafe, Medienanstalt Rheinland Pfalz
Stefanie Fächner is a media education consultant and works for the German Safer Internet Centre klicksafe and was a member in the SELMA project against online hate speech. Previously, she was a research and teaching fellow at the University of Education in Schwäbisch Gmünd & at Stuttgart Media University. Stefanie has practical experience in media education work with children/young people through freelance work for LMZ BW. She holds a MA degree from the University of Augsburg.
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Prof. Tomasz Grzyb

SWPS University
Psychologist. He specializes in psychology of social influence. He is also interested in methodology of psychological research, marketing and new technologies. He combines his research with marketing practice. He conducts workshops on social psychology, influencing and persuasion. President of the Polish Society of Social Psychology.
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Julia Höfener

Nummer gegen Kummer e.V.
Julia Höfener (M.Sc. Cognitive Science) works at the head office of the German Helpline “Nummer gegen Kummer” as a team member of the project “Safer Internet” since 2020. She is involved in activities related to the counselling on online issues and offers support and training on online trends and risks to the helpline’s volunteer counsellors.
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Karol Jachymek PhD

SWPS University
Culture and film expert, PhD in humanities, assistant professor at the Department of Cultural Studies of SWPS University in Warsaw. Co-initiator and lecturer at School of Ideas – an innovative programme focused on designing social and business innovations. He specializes in education, youth culture, generational change, (new) new media communication, and pop culture trends. He conducts trainings for youth and adults in the scope of media, (pop)culture and film education, as well as distance education techniques, design thinking and social innovations. He collaborates with i.e. the Children’s University Foundation, the Center for Citizenship Education, the School with Class Foundation, Filmoteka Szkolna [School Film Archive], New Horizons Association, KinoSzkoła [CinemaSchool] and the National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute.
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Kate Jones

Childnet International
Kate is Deputy CEO at Childnet International, a charity working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. Childnet's team creates online safety advice, guidance and resources for children, parents and carers, and educators. Childnet is one of three partners in the UK Safer Internet Centre. Kate is a former secondary school teacher and now leads on Safer Internet Day in the UK, which in 2021 reached 51% of UK children aged 8-17 and 38% of their parents.
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Joanna Kołak PhD

University of Salford
Joanna Kołak (PhD) is a research assistant at the Department of Psychology at the University of Salford (UK). She specialises in bilingual upbringing and child development in the world of digital media. Among others, she investigates the educational potential of media for children. She is the author of tools for assessing the educational potential of touchscreen apps for preschoolers. She popularises the knowledge on bilingualism and child development in the world of digital media via her website (www.joannakolak.com) and on her Instagram account (@joanna_kolak).
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Christian Kubiak

eco e.V. - Association of the internet industry
Christian is a fully qualified lawyer having passed his bar exam in 2017.
He joined „eco e.V. – Association of the Internet Industry“ as a „Consultant Complaints Office“ in 2019.
Besides handling complaints concerning illegal and/or youth endangering content online, Christian is responsible for the area of youth media protection. In this function, Christian for instance represents eco e.V. in committees and is actively raising awareness through keynotes or workshops.
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Bartłomiej Kuczyński

Orange Foundation
Bartłomiej Kuczyński coordinates voluntary work at the Orange Foundation. He is a fan of Janusz Korczak and alternative education methods. He coordinated teachers’ research, publishing projects, campaigns and events in the field of culture and education. Graduate from the history of art and service design.
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Adam Lange

Standard Chartered Bank
The head of the Cyber Threat Hunting global team in one of the biggest financial institutions in the world. In his free time he “hunts” cybercriminals, analyses malware and creates security tools and systems. He has over two decades experience in IT and IT security on both offensive (red) and defensive (blue) side of security. Co-host of the podcast entitled “Rozmowa Kontrolowana”.
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Grzegorz Mazurkiewicz

NASK-PIB
Head of the e-learning Technology Team at NASK National Research Institute. He has over a decade of experience in developing and implementing e-learning platforms and courses. The author of publications in the scope of technical e-learning aspects. He has won awards in the field of distant teaching (including Gold Medal during the international trade fare for technological innovation Brussels EUREKA 2010, special award at the Taiwan International Invention Award Winners Association, Diploma of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education – XXI Invention Exchange).
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Beata Moczkowska

4 STEPS Foundation
Co-founder and vice-president of the 4 STEPS Foundation, Internal Family Systems practitioner, facilitator. Mediator working with the use of dr Marshall B. Rosenberg’s communication theory. Entered in the Mediation Centre list at the 4 STEPS Foundation and in the permanent mediators list.
She supports people in resolving conflicts. She conducts workshops, inspiring on how to communicate while staying in harmony with oneself and taking care of relations.
Passionate about mediation and Restorative Circles. She became familiar with Circles at workshops conducted by their creator Dominic Barter.
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Wojciech Orliński

Collegium Civitas
Graduate from the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Warsaw, the author of numerous books, including “Internet. Czas się bać” [Internet. It’s time we get scared] and “Człowiek, który wynalazł Internet – biografia Paula Barana” [The man who invented the internet – Paul Baran’s biography]. In the years 1997–2021 he worked as a journalist at the daily newspaper "Gazeta Wyborcza"; currently he works as a teacher.
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Alia Pagin

Der Goldene Aluhut
Alia Pagin has been working as a media pedagogue/lecturer for almost 20 years and has specialized in group focused enmity and "hate speech". She is teaching at Goethe-University in Frankfurt, Germany and is also a team member of Der Goldene Aluhut, a non-profit organization doing educational work about conspiracy narratives and right-wing extremism.
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dr Linda Papadopoulos

A hugely successful psychologist, author, keynote speaker, columnist, host and broadcaster, Dr Linda Papadopoulos has built an outstanding reputation in both academia and broadcasting. A Chartered Counselling and Health Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, she has worked in various treatment settings both privately, with her own practice and publicly in the NHS.
Her recent work on the impact of social media on mental and cognitive health has received widespread recognition and she has sat on a number of advisory boards for corporations including Google. She is currently an ambassador for Internet Matters, a not for profit organization advising parents on how to help children navigate the online world.
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Agnieszka Politańska

Empowering Children Foundation
Graduate from the Psychology Department at the University of Warsaw. She has completed a five-year psychotherapeutic training organised by KONTEKST Foundation for Psychotherapy and Family Therapy Development. Her work at the advice centre “Child on the Web” involves psychological consultation, individual psychotherapy for children and youth experiencing difficulties in online reality, supporting parents in the upbringing process in the context of internet safety and participation in conducting family consultation.
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Prof. Jacek Pyżalski

Adam Mickiewicz University
Professor at the Faculty of Educational Studies at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. He has initiated, managed and implemented over sixty international and national research projects. The author of numerous publications. Coach in the field of communication and problematic behaviour, as well as media education. Vice President of the Polish Media Education Association. Member of the Center for Citizenship Education Foundation’s Board. Specialist for the Committee of Pedagogical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
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Lidia de Reese

FSM e.V.
Lidia de Reese (M.A. Communication and Media Studies / English studies) works as Senior Manager Media Literacy Education and Social Media for the FSM, the non-profit association for Voluntary Self-Regulation of Digital Media Service Providers in Germany. She is responsible for realising informative materials, projects and tools to support families, educators and young people as well as advising content providers to ensure safe and positive digital experiences for users.
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Martyna Różycka

NASK
The Head of the Dyżurnet.pl team which responds to anonymous reports about illegal and harmful content published on the internet. She is responsible for establishing relations with representatives of the law enforcement authorities and education sector. She coordinates the scientific project APAKT, the aim of which is to develop AI algorithm that would recognise child sexual abuse
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Andrzej Rylski

NASK - PIB
From 2016 he has been working as an expert at NASK Academy. He specialises in online privacy issues and work organisation support. He supports organisation of conferences and other events dedicated to child online safety under the Polish Safer Internet Centre. Since 2017 he has been coordinating NASK youth advisory panel at the Polish Safer Internet Centre. He graduated from Pedagogy at the University of Warsaw.
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Anna Rywczyńska

NASK
Head of the Digital Education Team at NASK and Coordinator of the Polish Safer Internet Centre. Researcher in the field of digital technologies in the context of cultural phenomena and social practices and specialist in promotion activities in the field of child and youth online safety. The author of publications and educational tools and a member of international working expert groups. In 2018 she was listed among 100 persons recognised for their actions for the development of digital competence in Poland.
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Anja Schneider

Superkami
Anja Schneider is Deputy Head of Structural Monitoring of Internet Services at jugendschutz.net. As the German center at federal and state level concerning the protection of minors on the internet, jugendschutz.net looks closely at risks in internet services specifically attractive to young people and urges providers and platform operators to design their content in a way that allows children and teenagers to use the internet free of troubles.
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Prof. Anja Schultze-Krumbholz

Department of Educational Psychology, Technische Universität Berlin
Anja Schultze-Krumbholz, Dr. phil., is currently a visiting professor and head of the Department of Educational Psychology at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. Received her Doctoral degree from Freie Universität Berlin for her dissertation on cyberbullying, is first author of the German cyberbullying prevention program “Medienhelden”, current research interests: (cyber)bullying, classroom influences on behavior, hate and counter speech, bias-based bullying, diversity in schools.
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Kamil Śliwowski

School with Class Foundation
Media education and digital education coach and animator, mainly in the field of copyrights, open resources, and online safety. For over a decade, he was active in the movement for open knowledge and culture resources: Creative Commons. He was conducting educational activities both on Polish and international ground. He has been involved with the third sector for more than a decade, he cooperates with Panoptykon Foundation and School with Class Foundation as well as Sektor 3.0 blog, he creates a newsletter devoted to modern education on otwartezasoby.pl.
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Marta Wojtas

Empowering Children Foundation
Psychologist, coach. Graduate from the University of Łodz and from the Intercultural Communication Studies at the University of Tampere in Finland. She conducted numerous trainings related to prevention and development for children and youth. She conducts educational activities by providing trainings to professionals from Poland and from abroad in the scope of protecting children from online threats. In the scope of her work at the Empowering Children Foundation she coordinates work at the advice centre “Child on the Web”, she supports positive digital parenting, and she manages developmental groups.
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Łukasz Wojtasik

Empowering Children Foundation
Expert in the field of children online safety. He has been working for the Empowering Children Foundation for 25 years – coordinator of the “Child on the Web” programme. The author of pioneering research devoted to online threats to children (2003) and of the campaign “You Never Know Who is at the Other Side” (2004) as well as many other projects, i.e.: “Sieciaki” (2005), “Stop Cyberbullying” (2007), “Think before you post” (2013), “Homo Tabletis” (2015), “Careful parents” (2017), “Family screen time rules” (2019).
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Małgorzata Wójcik PhD

SWPS University
PhD in social sciences, associate professor and Vice-Dean at the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Katowice. In her work she examines the causes and manifestations of school violence and bullying as well as the peer groups dynamics. Together with her team she develops and implements innovative education programmes preventing school violence. Currently she is working on the implementation of the integrated programme of monitoring and preventing peer violence “RESQL”. The author of scientific publications and handbooks.
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Szymon Wójcik PhD

Empowering Children Foundation
PhD in sociology, he works at the University of Warsaw. From 2013 he has worked as a coordinator of saferinternet.pl project at Empowering Children Foundation. He is engaged in conducting a number of research projects concerning children and youth safety online. He is the author and co-author of a number of publications on internet threats among the youngest. For many years he has been a member of the organising committee of the International Conference “Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online”.
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David Wright

UK Safer Internet Centre / SWGfL
David is Director UK Safer Internet Centre at SWGfL; the national awareness centre and part of the European Insafe network. David has worked extensively in online safety for 20 years with children, schools and wider agencies. He advises a number of Governments, tech industry and other organisations on online safety strategy and policy and has recently been appointed as a child online protection expert adviser to the UN ITU.
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