Social Media for Social Good – Talk 2
Stay Safe and Stay Smart Online — Discussion with Facebook Expert

By April 28, 2016Events, Seminar

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Speaker: Mia Garlick (Director of Policy at Facebook)

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Paul Yip (Director of HKJC Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention)
Panelist: Althea Suen (President of The Hong Kong University Students’ Union)

Date : May 11, 2016 (Wednesday)
Time : 16:00 – 17:30
Venue : CPD 2.58, 2/F, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU.


People use social media such as Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them. Meanwhile, the public are also concerned with online safety issues, such as how to protect your privacy, how to respect others’ rights, and how to help a friend in need. Mia Garlick, Director of Policy, who co-ordinates safety initiatives for Facebook across the Asia-Pacific region, will share her insider’s views on how to stay safe and smart online and how Facebook can work with local NGOs and contribute to local community development. Mia will be joined by Prof. Paul Yip, Director of HKJC Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention at the University of Hong Kong, to meet students, scholars and NGO leaders for the first online safety workshop in Hong Kong.

About the speaker

Mia Garlick, Director of Policy at Facebook. Prior to joining Facebook, Mia was the Assistant Secretary for Digital Economy and Convergence Strategy at the Australian Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy. Previously she also worked at YouTube and the non-profit Creative Commons.  She has a Master of Laws from Stanford Law School and Bachelor of Law and Arts from the University of New South Wales.


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