#CyberFest 21 - Cyber Security for Children and Young People

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Join us for this free event where we look at the basic security issues that children and their parents/guardians, should all be aware of.

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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.


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, Aspiring Solicitor

Children's Code (Age Appropriate Design Code) - Alex Craig, Partner, Muckle LLP

Discussion Can children and young people do more to help themselves? What is the role of bug tech? Is the industry doing enough to protect vulnerable groups? Speakers:

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This event is part of the Catalysing Innovation in North East Clusters project, delivered by the Innovation SuperNetwork and part-funded by ERDF.

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Organiser Dynamo North East

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Dynamo is an industry-led initiative with the core mission to ‘Grow the North East IT Economy’ through collaboration and innovation. We are a voice for the sector regionally and nationally; generating ‘noise’ to promote the region as a hotspot for IT/digital business.

With over 160 members, we are made up of IT organisations, large local corporate employers, consultants, technology hubs, education providers, local government and suppliers to the industry. We rely on the support of our region’s organisations to help us achieve regional IT growth, promote the North East externally, develop skills and education and support regional research and development.

We are passionate about our region and our sector and we work to ensure they both prosper.

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