BBC to support the 2019 Impact Awards

Written by Louise Stokes, DigitalAgenda

Alice Webb, Director, BBC Children’s & BBC North will join a fantastic speaker line up, addressing Tech for Good, Online Safety and Social Impact Investing at this year’s Impact Awards on 7th March.

The BBC will be supporting the Impact Awards 2019 as Safety Category partner. The announcement comes following the recent announcement by culture secretary Jeremy Wright that DCMS are also backing the DigitalAgenda Impact Awards.

The other 12 supporting partners in addition to the BBC and DCMS include UCL, The Big Lottery Fund, Lloyds Banking Group and impact investor Clearly So.

Speaking about the importance of safety online Alice Webb, said, “Last year we launched a major new website aimed at giving young people the confidence and resilience they need to tackle the challenges they face online”. The Website “Own It”, gives fun and empowering tips, insight, stories and advice to help nine to 12-year-olds covering online privacy and avoiding malware, as well as dealing with everyday dilemmas.”

Alice added, “I am therefore pleased that we will be supporting this year’s DigitalAgenda Impact Awards as its official safety partner. These awards showcase the best innovations in responsible ‘tech for good’ from across UK businesses, government and non-profits.”

Alice Webb

DigitalAgenda has named 36 projects as the 2019 finalists. The winners of 12 key categories will also be unveiled on 7 March, along with the winner of a People’s Choice poll, still open for the public voting until 28 February.

Alice Webb will be joining awards host, Naga Munchetty alongside a fantastic speaker line-up that includes, Margot James MP, DCMS Minister for Digital, Paul Miller from Bethnal Green Ventures, Tessa Clarke from OLIO, Headline sponsor Eleanor Bradley from Nominet and Rod Schwartz from impact investor Clearly So.

Describing the Awards event, Robin Knowles from Digital Agenda said, “The awards event will connect good ideas to good money, including at the networking evening reception afterwards”

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