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ProReal Presents to MPs on Young People and Technology

3 November 2016

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(L-R) Barry Sheerman MP, Andrew Jackson (ProReal Ltd), Emily Kearney (OFCOM).


On Tuesday afternoon we found ourselves sitting around a table in the Boothroyd Room in Portcullis House (opposite the Houses of Parliament) for the APPG for Young People and Social Technology.  The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has politicians from all political parties and is chaired by Barry Sheerman, MP for Huddersfield. Their mission is to maximise opportunity and minimise risk for young people in the UK’s digital economy.

We were invited by Luke Roberts from Resolve Consultants to present the findings from our recently completed SBRI Healthcare research project in schools led by Professor Mick Cooper. Luke is a leading trainer in the field of Conflict Resolution, and specifically Restorative Justice and Restorative Approaches. Ours was just one example of how technology can be used in early interventions with young people.  It was an honour to share findings of the research and the views of all the young people involved in the study and the user-workshops from Bramhall High School.

We also heard the latest research from OFCOM on the behaviour of children and young people in the digital age, which was presented by Senior Research Manager, Emily Keaney. The full OFCOM research findings will be launched on 23rd November so do look out for that!

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