One of the key opportunities within the Game Safe festival is the Safeguarding in Esports Conference, an in-person event being held at Confetti X in Nottingham on the 9th February. This gives esports industry professionals the chance to learn more from safeguarding experts about how to protect children who take part in esports competitions. There are also virtual tickets for those unable to attend in person.
The conference features a panel of experts who will share insight on the world of esports, including:
- NSPCC’s CEO, Sir Peter Wanless
- Wolves FC / Wolves Esports Head of Safeguarding, Lisa Carter
- Child Protection in Sport Service Head, Michelle North
- Sport England Head of Children, Alex Moore
Alongside the esports conference, there are a variety of online workshops for parents, carers and professionals working with children. These sessions will tackle the topic of keeping children safe when gaming online.
All the events are designed to equip people with the tools and confidence they need to protect young players, bring together key industry stakeholders to improve safeguarding practices across the sector and encourage everyone to fundraise to help support our vital work.
Visitors can also bid for exciting auction prizes. During the week, creators and streamers will be offering prizes during livestreaming, including state-of-the-art gaming furniture and equipment. Another prize is the opportunity for two winners to watch the senior Cymru men’s team train as they prepare for the Euro 24 play off, semi-final against Finland.
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