States of Mind Week 12th – 16th November 2018

The Archer Academy and Woodhouse College are working together to bring students and parents a week long mental health and wellbeing conference ‘States of Mind’. The week is packed with a range of workshops, self-expression through dance, mindfulness and e-safety. Students will examine questions such as:
• What would a more creative world look like?
• What is stopping us from connecting in the modern world?
• What is the difference between a healthy or unhealthy distraction?

States of Mind – Panel Discussion, Wednesday 14th November, 7pm Woodhouse College.
The flagship event of the week, our States of Mind panel discussion is open to parents, students 14+ and the local community. Our expert guests will discuss the hot topics we all face as the parents of generation online. The audience will also have the chance to ask questions and help steer the debate. The aim of the discussion is to provide guidance for parents, from experts, on social media, its impact and the amount of time young people should be spending on it, how long is too long? Does time matter? We recognise that this is a complex issue with several factors to consider such as whether a user is active or passive and also the other benefits in being able to connect easily with others online.
Please book your place here: Tickets are £5 plus booking fee for adults and £2 plus booking fee for students age 14+. Please note that there is no parking available on site.

Martin Bright

Martin Bright, Chair
Martin Bright is a British journalist. He worked for the BBC World Service and The Guardian before becoming The Observer’s education correspondent and then home affairs editor. From 2005 to 2009, he was the political editor of New Statesman. He had a blog for The Spectator and was Jewish Chronicle’s political editor from September 2009 to March 2013. In 2009, he founded a charitable company, now The Creative Society, to promote employment in creative fields and working with organisations, government and all political parties.

Baroness Kidron

Baroness Kidron, Panellist
Baroness Beeban Kidron OBE is a British filmmaker who has spent over 35 years working in feature film, television drama and documentary. Her films include BAFTA-winning Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit; Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason; and InRealLife.
Kidron is the co-founder of the educational charity Into Film, which uses film to educate children aged 5-18 years and has over 9,000 film clubs in UK schools.
Kidron was appointed to the House of Lords in 2012, where she sits as a Crossbench Peer and is a member of the Communications Committee.
In 2013, Baroness Kidron founded 5Rights, a charity that seeks to deliver the established rights of children in all interactions with the digital world.
Kidron is a member of The Royal Foundation Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying; the WeProtect Child Dignity Alliance Technical Working Group; the Global Council for Extended Intelligence; and is a Commissioner on the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development.

Sharmin Ahamaad

Sharmin Ahamaad, Panellist
Freelance writer/marketer and documentary filmmaker. Founder of @digitalcooldown. Obsessed with the #internet, #tech and narrating digital experiences.

Kathryn Corrick

Kathryn Corrick, Panellist
Kathryn is a strategist and trainer. She specialises in emerging technologies and how the use of technology and data is changing culture, society, law and democracy. She enables companies to create strategies that combine business, user and technology needs and to build learning cultures for sustainable change.
Kathryn left the New Statesman magazine as an online manager and editor in 2006 to set up her own consultancy. Since then, using her business, technology and journalism skills, she has worked with startups, global organisations, public bodies and non-profits to enable them to adapt, grow and innovate.

Aimee and Sophie

Aimee and Sophie, Panellists
Aimée has 20 years’ experience as a global marketing communications expert in the financial services, retail and advertising industries, working for and with brands such as Amex, PayPal, Sainsbury’s, Nectar and Virgin Media. In 2017 she published papers on GDPR and consumer purchase behaviour and also launched her own business, focusing on building physical, mental and creative resilience within families.

Sophie is a Computer Science and Mathematics graduate and coding expert, having taught teen girls and senior executives to code through her roles at Code:First Girls and Decoded. Prior to setting up Project Kitchen Table, she created a chatbot designed to teach individuals about cybersecurity. As a speaker, she has been engaged at a number of events around the world, invited to speak on topics such as Data, Chatbots and Women in Technology.

Holly Powell Jones

Holly Powell Jones, Panellist
Holly Powell-Jones is researching her PhD at City University (Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism) examining young people’s understandings of cyber offences. She delivers a course on ‘Online and Social Media Law and Ethics’, designed for young people, teachers, charities and businesses to help them to stay on the right side of the law when using the Internet and social media. Her research focuses on young people (aged 11-18) and their perceptions and understandings of ‘misuse of digital communications’ (specifically potential interpersonal offences committed online, via social media or using mobile apps)