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How safe are children from the dangers of the internet?

11 October 2016

The Communications Committee examines the safety of children online, as part of its inquiry into the impact of the internet on children, on Tuesday 11 October.


The Committee's investigation is looking into the risks and dangers presented to children by the internet, as well as the benefits, and also online governance and regulation.


Tuesday 11 October, Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

At 3.30pm

  • Mark Donkersley, Managing Director, e-Safe Systems Limited
  • Professor Derek McAuley, Professor of Digital Economy, University of Nottingham

At 4.30pm

  • Adam Glass, Partner, Lewis Silkin Solicitors
  • Steve Wood, Interim Deputy Commissioner, Information Commissioners Office

Areas of discussion

Questions which the Committee will ask across both sessions include:

  • What sorts of harmful behaviours are children exposed to?
  • Which types are on the increase, and why?
  • How well informed are children and parents?
  • Do children of a particularly young age need extra protection?

Further information

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