The Division of Games and Arts is pleased to announce the relaunch of the PLATFORM visiting Artist/Designer/Scholar monthly lecture series.

PLATFORM: Laura Higgins, Senior Director of Community Safety and Civility, Roblox

Creating a Foundation for Civility in Online Spaces

In this talk Laura will explore what a career in safeguarding in online spaces looks like, the realities of working in the video game sector, and how to build healthy communities in spaces used by a younger demographic.



Laura Higgins is Senior Director of Community Safety and Civility at Roblox and Visiting Senior Fellow in Digital Safeguarding at University of Suffolk. With years of experience building safeguarding, online safety and civility programs, Laura speaks on digital safety topics across the globe & regularly appears in the media sharing her expertise with industry, regulators, parents and kids.


When: Thursday 25 April, 5.30pm-7pm (doors open from 5pm). Refreshments will be served. 


Where: Room 2522, Kydd Building, Abertay University


Free and open to the public, but please register for a space


The PLATFORM: Visiting Artist/Designer/Scholar lecture series highlights the diversity of creative practices and ideas engaged by contemporary artists, designers and scholars.

Platform events will be scheduled during the academic year for 2024. Our goal is to present at minimum six visitors to Abertay University and the local community in this relaunch of the series originally started in 2017. Events will be scheduled both on and off campus and online where appropriate. 

This program is sponsored by Discretionary Research Funds by the Dean of the School of Design and Informatics.

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