Visible to the public "Keeping Children Safe in the ‘Internet of Things’ Age"Conflict Detection Enabled

Children need to be protected when they use programmable Internet computing devices such as the BBC micro:bit. The BBC micro:bit is a small easily-programmable device that could be used by children in the creation of digital technologies. Although such devices provide educational benefits to children, the security of these devices must be taken into consideration. Therefore, a team of scientists at Lancaster University developed new guidelines to help designers implement security into such devices in order to strengthen the protection of children in the digital world. The framework provided by scientists helps designers visualize the different ways in which their devices could be used by children and adopt approaches to mitigating the risks posed by these devices. This article continues to discuss the use of programmable IoT devices by children, the risks posed by these devices, and the framework developed by researchers to help designers address these risks.

Lancaster University "Keeping Children Safe in the 'Internet of Things' Age"