STREAM
IQ2 Debate

DATE & TIME
25 OCTOBER 2016

LOCATION
SYDNEY TOWN HALL

Should privacy be for adults only?

The likes of Cambridge Analytica expose how dear privacy is to us. But will we go so far as to call it a human right?

Are children and minors incapable of using privacy to their own benefit? Do the risks of giving privacy to children outweigh the potential costs? Or do we undermine and unfairly inhibit young people by not affording them privacy? Should privacy be for adults only?

These were some of the questions and more that we discussed at our final IQ2 Debate for 2016.

Anyone who is of mature age knows that it’s only once we’re adults we can see the risks and foolishness of our own childhood and teen years with clarity. Some worry the internet makes the costs of inexperience higher than ever.

Parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents naturally worry where their kids and teens are and who they’re with. It only takes one horror story about sexual assault, abduction, bullying, suicide, drug use or a party gone wrong to put absolute fear into people with under 18s in their lives.

Technology presents solutions to this very human response. Apps can give parents peace of mind by allowing them to discreetly look at their kids’ call history, texts and internet use. But Australian police are warning parents this breach of privacy could result in distrust and distract from the real threat of adult online predators.

With all the questions and debate around children’s privacy restrictions and rights of access, we asked the experts… is this fair? And should it be extended to internet use?

Catch up

Missed the debate? Tune in on YouTube to catch up and see where you stand.

Speakers

Susan McLean

runs Cyber Safety Solutions, an online safety advisory body.

Liz Walker

is an sexuality educator and managing director of Youth Wellbeing Project.

Max Koslowski

is a school debater and public speaker.

Suelette Dreyfus

is a technology writer and academic.

Tim Dean

is a philosopher and science and tech editor.

Beatrice Duong

is a science and biomedicine student.

Who is it for?


  • THE CARETAKER
  • THE CHAMPION
  • THE TEACHER

What you'll take away


  • 01A GANDER INTO THE WORLD OF ONLINE PRIVACY SOFTWARE
  • 02HOW DIGITAL NATIVES ARE FORGING A NEW WORLD
  • 03WHERE PARENTS NEED TO BE UP TO DATE