Digital Teenagers: Preventing, Detecting and Responding to New Forms of Social-Media and Online Harassment
How to handle bullying, sexting, hate speech and other risks in cyberspace  

Monday 3 July 2017

Free Seminar

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The prevalence of ICTs in our daily lives has prompted particularly serious situations of victimisation, vulnerability and bullying among adolescents and their family members and is affecting coexistence in schools and other places where minors socialise. In this regard, it is becoming increasingly clear that there is an urgent need to move forward in the implementation of systemic actions plans that address the issue from three angles: prevention, detection and intervention. In the face of new challenges, it is also necessary to take a truly multidisciplinary approach based on the experience of experts from a host of different occupational fields. More specifically, it is imperative that people in daily contact with minors in school settings, experts in educational psychology, specialist police officers and juvenile defenders, criminologists, lawyers and communication professionals involved in crisis management share and compare their opinions and experiences. 

The aim of this session is to establish a constructive dialogue that explores the actual problems and addresses these questions. In accordance with the lines of action of the innovative new anti-bullying programme for Catalan schools promoted by the Department of Education, we have brought together tried and tested top-level professionals, as well as school directors and staff members, to analyse the issues that should engender projects aimed at promoting coexistence and eliminating bullying in schools and to address new risk behaviours or situations affecting minors (sexting, bullying, hate speech, incitement to commit suicide, anorexia or other forms of self-harm).


4.00 – 4.15 p.m Opening adress


Montserrat Gas, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Law
Esther Jiménez, Dean of the Faculty of Education

Jordi Miró Meix, director of support and attention to the educational community Education Department of Government of Catalonia 

4.15 – 6.00 p.m. Round Table 1

How to prevent, detect and intervene in incidents of cyberbullying and sexting at schools. Institutional response protocols, management experiences and the duty to report


Moderator: Mónica Valle, journalist and expert in communication of cybersecurity and ICT. Presenter of  the TV show "Mundo Hacker" 

José R. Agustina, Director of the Master’s Degree in Cybercrime and criminal lawyer 

Marc Argemí, Partner-Director at Sibilare

Josep Coll, Founding Partner of Red Points

Pablo Borjabad, juvenile defender and ICT expert 

Coffee Break

6.15 – 8.00 p.m Round Table 2:

The role of families and schools in the face of hate speech and other forms of incitement among minors: Prevention, detection and response strategies


Moderator: Mònica Terribas, journalist 

Juan Carlos Hernando, PhD in philosophy and education sciences

Miguel Ángel Aguilar, Fiscal Coordinator of the Hate Crimes and Discrimination Service
Rubén Mora, Chief Inspector of the Technological Crime Unit of the Mossos d’Esquadra
Carles Martínez, criminal lawyer at RBM, abogados penalistas

20:00 h. Closing address

Aula Magna, Campus Barcelona, UIC Barcelona
Organised by: The Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Education at UIC Barcelona

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