Henry’s drive for making the internet safer for kids has taken him from being a Police Sergeant, to creating the multi-award winning eCadet education program (that has benefitted 1 million children since its launch) and onto creating GoBubble, a safer, healthier and kinder digital community for under 13s. More than 1600 schools in 39 countries are registered for GoBubble. School leaders and parents have seen a dramatic increase in children's positive mental health from using GoBubble, as well as stopping them from using mainstream platforms like SnapChat, Instagram and TikTok. All content in GoBubble is automatically checked before it appears, saving teacher time and creating a safer kid-centered environment with wellbeing as the core.
The Message of Hope campaign in GoBubble, spanned the UAE and 59 other countries, aimed to mobilise children directly to help spread positivity in response to the global mental health crisis post COVID-19. As we enter a new school term, Henry Platten and Ger Graus OBE explore the global and UAE findings of this innovative project and discuss how these unique insights can inform our approaches to social and emotional pedagogy in 2021. Join our esteemed speakers as we ask the question: what does hope look like in the eyes of children and educators?
Tuesday 08 December 15:45 - 16:30 Room 1