29th September 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

With increasing numbers of children having their own online bank accounts (some linked to their parents accounts) there are some basic security issues that they, their parents or guardians should all be aware of. The rise of such threats as hacking social media accounts,  blackmailing,  revenge porn, in-game purchases and any number of issues from an increasing online presence, means that cyber hygiene for children and young people has never been a more important issue.

This event is part of #CyberFest 21, the North East’s biggest cyber security festival, now in its fourth year.

  • Welcome and introduction to CyberNorth – Phil Jackman, Dynamo North East
  • What are the issues facing children and young people online – Abi Moffat, CEO, The Enterprise Academy
  • Are children and young people particularly vulnerable to cyber threat – Mimi Theobald
  • Children’s Code (Age Appropriate Design Code) – Sam Roberts, Commercial contracts lawyer specialising in IT/tech contracts
  • Discussion – Can children and young people do more to help themselves? What is the role of big tech? Is the industry doing enough to protect vulnerable groups? – Speakers plus Dawn Dunn, Dynamo North East
  • Summary and close – Phil Jackman