Iñaki Alonso Romero – Speaker at the 18th EFDN Conference
Iñaki Alonso Romero, , is a confirmed speaker at our 18th EFDN #Morethanfootball Conference in Budapest from the 14th until the 16th of November 2022.
Iñaki is a law specialist, who has been working towards the prevention of children violence on humanitarian contexts for the past 21 years. Furthermore, Iñaki loves sport, which has led him to combine these two different topics for the last 4 years. The most significant challenge he faces is to translate the language of these two topics. He presents himself as a translator of safeguarding in relation to the sport language. Moreover, he aims to support sport professionals in their duty of care. Iñaki acts as a parent in sport, which enables him to understand the perspective of children in relation to safeguarding in sport.
Iñaki will be a part of both a panel session discussing online safeguarding. More information about the session can be found below:
Child Online Protection – a must have in a club’s child protection framework?
Football clubs protect children from harm by having sound safety measures and a protection framework in place. Nonetheless, many clubs are struggling to include online safety policies, even though they use digital tools in their communication with the children or publish their personal data on websites or social media channels.
Why is it important to fill the gap and treat online safety as an equal to offline safety? How can clubs ensure that they don’t expose children to online risks?
The panel gives voice to a young person engaged in online safety work, EFDN members and Child Online Protection experts to jointly discuss the role of football clubs in ensuring that children and youth are protected and empowered online.
The panel is linked to a breakout session in the afternoon that presents recommendations on the drafting of online safety policies and implementation of related measures.