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Child Dignity in the Digital World • World Congress • October 3-6, 2017 • Rome

With a mix of keynotes, plenary sessions, workshops and a discussion forum, the Congress will focus on cyber-safety, cyber-education and cyber-responsibility and examine the role of companies, media, society, politics and churches.

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Day 1

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Welcome to the World Congress

Keynote Address

Opening Reception

Day 2

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Child sexual abuse online:
extent of the problem, offenders and victims

I. Extent of the problem of child sex abuse online: what research shows

II. Child sexual abuse online: Who are the offenders?

III. Internet pornography and its impact on children. Sociological perspectives

Afternoon Workshops

Day 3

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Child sexual abuse online:
risks, solutions and responsibilities

IV. Cyberbullying, cyber-grooming, and other risks for children in social media

V. International policies and laws on child sex abuse

VI. International politics, the law and global companies

VII. The role of companies, media, society and the Church

Afternoon Workshops

Day 4

Friday, October 6, 2017

Papal audience & Declaration

Papal audience with ceremonial signing of the “Declaration on Child Dignity in the Digital World”