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.


Day 1 - Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Welcome to the World Congress

  • Press Conference
  • 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"


You can find the full programme here.

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