Event will see kids play games and test out apps while parents can learn the best practice for keeping children safe online.

Digital Kids Show to debut in Manchester this October

The inaugural Digital Kids Show will take place in Manchester’s Event City on October 29th and 30th 2016.

Concieved by online child safety expert Aisha Tilstone, the Digital Kids Show will feature six zones where kids can play games, test out apps and parents can learn best practice for keeping children safe online.

There will also be a Digital, Stem and Coding Skills Zone as well as a Media Zone allowing kids the chance to meet TV stars as well as vloggers and bloggers.

The Exceptional Angels Zone will be showcasing inclusive and gender specific tech goodies.

“This is the first event of its kind and promises to bring the online realm into a fun and engaging format for families to enjoy," said Aisha Tilstone, Digital Kids founder.

"There is so much to enjoy and explore online and this event is about celebrating that in a family friendly format. It won’t just be the children who are set to learn, mum and dad will get lots from attending. It also creates an exciting and unique space for exhibitors to showcase their products in an engaging way.”

Ed Vaizey, Minister of State for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, added: “Digital Kids Show provides an exciting and unique platform for businesses which operate in the digital world but want to engage on a personal basis.

"Packed with fun, educational and informative activity it really is the perfect event to get involved in and attend.”

The show expects to welcome in excess of 10K visitors each day to Event City and supporters of the show include TIGA, IWF and official charity partner, The Diana Award.

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