I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Elizabeth Milovidov, Esq. founder of DigitalParentingCoach.com about Internet Safety.
Listen to what Dr. Milovidov has to say here:
Elizabeth Milovidov is an American lawyer, a French law professor and a European eSafety consultant. She founded Digital Parenting Coach and provides support to governments and associations.
From 2014-2016, she consulted for European Schoolnet, a European consortium of 30 Education Ministries on several internet-related projects, including the ENABLE (the European Network Against Bullying in Learning and Leisure Environments) project and 2017-2018 she helped create the e-Salama national child online protection plan in Morocco. Currently, she is consulting for the Digital Society division of the Ministry of Transport and Communication, Qatar.
She provides support to EU Kids Online, Internet Matters, UK Safer Internet Centre, Family Online Safety institute, DigiLitEY and many other key actors in online child protection. She is a frequent guest on France 24 where she shares digital parenting tips and strategies.
She regularly intervenes as an independent expert on Children’s Rights and the Internet and Digital Parenting for the Council of Europe and is currently an Expert Working Group member on Digital Citizenship Education as well as a member of the Drafting Group of Specialists on Children and the Digital Environment.
She has several publications on parenting in the digital age available on Amazon and co-wrote the Internet Literacy Handbook for the Council of Europe. She is an international speaker on Internet safety issues, leads parental workshops, writes on digital parenting, and coaches parents on best practices in the digital age through her website www.digitalparentingcoach.com and Facebook Group, The Digital Parenting Community.
A graduate of UCLA and UC Davis, she practiced as a litigator in California for four years before moving to France to work as General Counsel in two Internet Technology companies. She earned a Ph.D. in International Relations and Diplomacy from the American Graduate School (AGS) in Paris (dissertation: international adoption via Internet and photo listings).
She is an Assistant Professor at AGS and a lecturer at several universities in France and Geneva and specializes in Law and Technology (ISCOM, Paris), Intellectual Property and Internet Law (INSEEC, Paris) and Children’s Rights and the Internet (University of Geneva, Geneva).