Kevin and Tammy Epling - BullyPolice
Kevin and Tammy are members of Bully Police USA and are very active in speaking with civic groups and schools about their personal loss and experiences in creating change through their presentations. They have contributed to a book, "Bullycide in America: Mom's speak out about the bullying suicide connection" to help raise awareness on this important issue, and have consulted with educators, law enforcement officers and performance artists to get their message out since their tragic loss in 2003.
Speakers, Presenters, Facilitators, Panelists and Our Experts
Unlike most other conferences and summits with the stars on stage and the audience listening and taking notes, our expert youth summits have participants in the audience as expert as those on the stage. We run these the way the UN runs its expert summits. Certain experts are selected to sit on the stage, speaker at the plenary, facilitate breakouts and guide the activities, but no matter where they sit in the room, everyone has something special to add, contribute and share. Perhaps the most expert are the kids. Our youngest participant is 8. Our oldest will probably be 70 years older.
That said, we will start sharing some special guests our participants want to meet and hear from over the two days we are collaborating and strategizing. But all participants are just as valuable to addressing the issue of cyberbullying.
Our speakers are all confirmed. As we receive the photos and bios of our speakers and VIPs, they will be posted here.
Allan McCullough - Founder, Child Safety Research and Innovation Centre
Allan began countering crimes against children in 1985, enivioning the use of serious games to measure and identify specific vulnerabilities of children to sexual predation ploys. His work contained early analysis of cyberbullying, online provocation and sexual predation online and off.
Allan received the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Child Protector Award for his work to design the Canadian Amber Alert Facebook program, the first of its kind in the world.
8-yr-old founder, POSTitPositive.com
Roisin returned from one of our StopCyberbullying Youth Summits in Canada very concerned about cyberbullying. Being a very special girl, she sought solutions to help younger children learn the rules of netiquette and how to behave online. "Teach them to practice posting using Postit Notes," she announced, and began what quickly became a global program to share positivity -.POSTitPositive.com. An Irish-Canadian, her greatest wish was to visit Ireland some day. :-)
Robert "Bob" Shilling -
Head of Interpol's Crimes Against Children Division
USA and France
law, law enforcement and policy panel - Dublin
Bob Shilling heads Interpol's crimes against children work. This includes the sexual exploitation of children, an issue near and dear to his hear, as a survivor himself. Bob is seconded to Interpol by the Seattle Police and is the first American to head up a major division of Interpol. He was featured in Chris Hansen's book, "To Catch a Predator" with Parry Aftab. MORE
Jim Gamble QPM -
Former Chief Exec of CEOP
Jim Gamble is from Bangor in Northern Ireland. He is the former chief executive of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), a police unit affiliated to the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) in the United Kingdom. Earlier in his career he was head of the Northern Ireland anti-terrorist intelligence unit in Belfast. Jim led the National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS) in its fight against child sex abuse. He was awarded the Queen's Police Medal (QPM) in 2008. Jim is a recipient of WiredSafety's Internet Superhero Award, presented at the US Senate event.
Carol Todd -
Founder of Amanda's Legacy and Mom of Amanda Todd
Carol Todd is an educator and expert in special needs students from Canada. Her daughter, Amanada Todd, has become the best known case of cyberbullying-related suicide worldwide. Since losing her daughter, Carol speaks around the world to help bring hope to victims of cyberbullying and find ways to stop the pain experienced by targets. She treasures snowflakes to express how every child is unique, beautiful and fragile. Carol will keynote the Dublin event.
Parry Aftab, Esq.-
Founder and Exec Director of WiredSafety and StopCyberbullying
11 yr old Co-Emcee Inaugural Int'l StopCyberbullying Summit (Prince Edward Island)
Parry Aftab is an Internet privacy and security lawyer form the United States. She is a grandmother of two and has been working to stop cyberbullying before the practice had a name. 20 years in the field has taught her what works and what does't. For more about Parry Aftab, visit aftab.com.
Nicholas first met Parry when she was searching for talented preteens to join her at the first International StopCyberbullying Summit. He so impressed her that she made him her co-MC for the event. Nicholas is a child actor in demand for every major performance in his region. He is very special and cares about protecting others.