5Rights online event: What does the Online Safety Act mean for children?

5Rights is delighted to host expert speakers and panellists that will discuss how the Online Safety Act (OSA), complementing the Age Appropriate Design Code (AADC), aims to deliver on the government’s promise to make the UK “the safest place in the world to be online”.

The event will include an address from our Chair, Baroness Beeban Kidron, as well as Haydn – a young speaker from Gifted Young Generation (GYG) – who will talk about the importance of the digital world for children, and the need to reflect this in regulation. We are grateful to also be joined by Lorna Cropper LL.M. CIPPE, Director of Technology & Data at Fieldfisher, who will be giving a presentation on the new legal landscape for tech companies, providing comparative legal analysis of the OSA. 

Following this we will open to the floor to panel-led Q&A segment, moderated by William Perrin OBE FRSA, Trustee at Carnegie UK, about how the OSA can go from policy to practice and deliver on its aim to make services safe for children. The expert panel includes Sarah Connolly, Director of Security and Online Harms at the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, Sir Peter Wanless, CEO at the NSPCC, as well as Almudena Lara, Online Safety Policy Director at Ofcom. 

Finally, we will hear from Sonja Graham, CEO at Global Action Plan, to reflect on the event and the broader campaign to ensure children are protected from design-based harms. 

You can access the Zoom webinar registration link by clicking here. 

If you have any further questions about the event, please feel free to drop me an email at reece@5rightsfoundation.com

We look forward to seeing you there.