Student’s chance to quiz Hague and Hillary Clinton

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A POLITICS student from Sheffield is one of 25 young people set to join Foreign Secretary William Hague and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for an international cyberspace conference.

Niketa Sanderson, aged 19, from Norton, who is studying for a degree in politics at the University of Manchester, is among teenagers selected to join the Youth Conference on Cyberspace, next Tuesday and Wednesday.

The debate, organised by children’s charity the NSPCC, aims to identify how the social and economic benefits of the internet can be protected, while tackling challenges, like cybercrime.

The conference will be attended by 900 adult delegates from 60 countries.

Niketa was selected as one of only 25 ambassadors for young people across the UK.

She will have the chance to take part in face-to-face debates and interviews with political leaders and technological entrepreneurs such as Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, and industry leaders from Facebook, Blackberry and Skype.

She will also take part in a specific debate on internet safety for children.