Social Media for Social Good – Talk 3
How to Make the Internet Safer and Better?

By February 13, 2017Events, Seminar

Please register via HKU Event Management System http://goo.gl/jPgy9k

 

Speaker:
Ms. Mia Garlick (Director of Policy at Facebook)

Panelists:
Hon. Charles Mok (Member of Legislative Council of Hong Kong, Information Technology)
Ms. Siu Man Hsu (Supervisor, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups)

Moderator:
Prof. Paul Yip (Director of HKJC Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, HKU)

Date : Feb 22, 2017 (Wednesday)
Time : 9:30 – 10:30
Venue : Studio 3, 2/F, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Building for Interdisciplinary Research, 5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong.

Abstract

Social media has been playing a vital role in suicide prevention, as well as many other social issues. It provides a new platform to connect people and to reach out to those who used to be hidden in regular social settings. In view of the potential outcomes, Facebook online safety expert, Mia Garlick will present Facebook’s latest safety tools and share some global best practices with regards to online safety. Following Mia’s talk, representatives from suicide prevention professionals, legislators, and NGOs will join her in a panel discussion on how social media, such as Facebook, can work with different stakeholders to make the Internet a safer and better place.

About the speaker

Mia Garlick is the Director of Policy at Facebook, working across the Asia-Pacific region. In her role, Mia liaises with government, safety and community organisations and other key stakeholders. Mia also co-ordinates safety initiatives for Facebook across the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to joining Facebook, Mia was the Assistant Secretary for Digital Economy and Convergence Strategy at the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy. Mia joined the Department shortly after returning from Silicon Valley where she worked as the Product Counsel for YouTube and, prior to this, the General Counsel for the non-profit Creative Commons.

 

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