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David Wright, Chief Executive, UK Safer Internet Centre (CONFIRMED)

  • Releasing the 2019 Online Harms White Paper to minimise the range of dangers posed by internet usage for both children and adults
  • Publishing the January 2018 Digital Charter, which outlines an action plan for the UK to become the safest place to be online
  • Releasing the Internet Safety Strategy Green Paper in October 2017 as part of the Digital Charter, setting out a co-ordinated, partnership approach to tackling online harms by working across schools, police, councils and the voluntary sector
  • Introducing a social media code of practice, which outlines how to keep children and adults safer on social media through initiatives such as transparency reporting and a social media levy

Margot James MP, Minister of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (CONFIRMED)

  • Implementing the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command (CEOP), which works with child protection partners across education, police, local authorities and charities to protect children from exploitation online
  • Tackling online child exploitation through the NCA intelligence hub, which informs CEOP to develop new capabilities, such as the ThinkUKnow education programme for children, parents and carers
  • Tackling online criminal groups that are publishing child abuse images by supporting police forces with forensics, covert investigations and advice
  • Deploying training and education specialists to build knowledge in schools, communities and within homes about online dangers

Roy McComb, Deputy Director CEOP, National Crime Agency (NCA) (CONFIRMED)

  • Providing teachers and school staff with online platforms and resource hubs to get the most up-to-date information on online safety policies and procedures
  • Partnering with a range of social media and technology companies to ensure that these organisations are doing everything they can to keep children safe online
  • Creating age-specific Digital Resilience Toolkits, which are offering parents, schools and students extensive help to ensure children are more resilient to online dangers
  • Providing in-depth guides for tackling the dangers of social media and applications, especially focusing on cyberbullying online grooming, chatting with strangers, self-harm and inappropriate content

Carolyn Bunting, Chief Executive, Internet Matters (CONFIRMED)

  • Running the Childnet Digital Leaders Programme, which provides youth leadership training to empower children to educate peers across schools and local communities about online safety
  • Working with local police and schools to launch Project deSHAME, which aims to improve multi-sector approaches to tackling online sexual harassment
  • Working with schools, local authorities and local police forces to run tailored internet safety sessions which highlight the dangers of the online world, whilst also ensuring the benefits of online use are maximised
  • Showcasing positive usage of the internet through schemes such as the Childnet Film Competition 2019, which challenges young people aged 7-18 to create short films about internet safety

Will Gardner, Member, Facebook Advisory Board and CEO, Childnet International (CONFIRMED)

  • Being awarded the 360 Online Safety Accreditation by placing pupils and parents at the very centre of online safety recommendations and changes across the school
  • Giving pupils an active voice on what would make them safer online and hearing their opinions, whether they are searching online, chatting or gaming
  • Disseminating crucial online safety resources across the school, such as e-safety tests, Google’s ‘Be Internet Legends’ and the Kidsmart Internet Safety Programme
  • Providing a range of practical guides to parents on social media usage, websites, applications and gaming so that parents are also fully engaged in achieving online safety

Clair Harris, Computing and Online Safety Lead, Castleview School (CONFIRMED)

  • Becoming one of the first SEND schools across the country to achieve the 360˚ Safe Online SafetyMark and outlining the journey towards this
  • Implementing a school-wide monitoring system to keep SEND pupils safe online and ensuring all pupils sign the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)
  • Bringing together pupils and parents in order to generate the school’s online safety policy, which has dramatically improved e-safety across the school
  • Providing extensive training to all staff on handling online safety problems, particularly with regards to social media and speaking to strangers online

Dr Linda James, Headteacher, Chasetown Community School (CONFIRMED)
Anne Westoby, CEOP Ambassador, Chasetown Community School (CONFIRMED)

  • Expanding the scope of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) to the UK Council for Internet Safety (UKCIS) to follow the Internet Safety Strategy’s recommendation to improve online safety for everyone and not just children
  • Effectively stopping criminals abusing online technologies by working alongside law enforcement, the voluntary sector, councils, schools and private technology firms
  • Empowering users to stay safe online by ensuring that what is unacceptable offline is unacceptable online, including harassment, fraud, sexual exploitation, terroristic exploitation, adult sexual material, violent material and cyberbullying
  • Producing the February 2019 Guidance on Safeguarding Children and Protecting Professionals in Early Years Settings, which aims to guarantee that online safety is a central part of child safeguarding practice

Susie Hargreaves OBE, Chief Executive, Internet Watch Foundation (CONFIRMED)

  • Developing an effective partnership between the council, local schools and police forces to implement advice, surveys and action points so that schools can gauge the safety of their internet usage and act accordingly
  • Launching an e-safety programme which provides safe internet usage for all ages by matching young people with older peers and enabling the youngsters to provide one-to-one tuition on internet safety to older residents
  • Working alongside Thames Valley Police to implement The Victims First Willow Project which not only trains officers with regards to online exploitation, but also supports victims of online exploitation
  • Distributing the innovative 360-degree safe schools self-review, which has provided schools with an interactive means for reviewing their online safety provision

Alison Watts, Chair of E-Safety Safeguarding Board, Buckinghamshire County Council (CONFIRMED)

  • Running the SafeSurfing Project which provides extensive online safety training to people with learning disabilities given that they are 12% more likely to fall victim to online risks
  • Giving tailored sessions across the UK to Special Educational Needs (SEN) individuals of all ages to provide them with the support and knowledge regarding accessing information online that they wouldn’t otherwise receive
  • Breaking the training down into important modules, including protecting personal data, understanding the range of dangers, social media safety and how to spot online grooming
  • Expanding this unique training platform to online networks to reach even more people through Webex Software, enabling harder to reach people to also benefit from the training

Amy Clarke, Digital Assistant and Learning Disability Spokesperson, MENCAP (CONFIRMED)

  • Giving all staff with extensive training on what appropriate use of social media looks like, drastically reducing the risk of harm to students and staff of sites such as Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and YouTube
  • Implementing sanctions for staff and pupils acting inappropriately online, as set out by clear social media usage guidelines
  • using computing and ICT lessons to ensure pupils are fully up to date on what content they should be interacting with online
  • Implementing UKCCIS’s online safety framework with a clear outline of how it improved safety online across the school

Kay Price, E-Safety Coordinator, Lord Wandsworth College (CONFIRMED)

  • Building a unique Cyber Hub with a specialist team in both Cyber Crime Investigation and Internet Child Abuse Investigation, directly targeting dangers such as online abuse, online paedophilia and indecent image distribution
  • Recruiting highly trained investigative officers to use the latest technological advances to trace and track down online criminals, increasing the Cyber Hub’s workload by 200% in the past year
  • Partnering with the University of Bedfordshire to exploit online communications data most effectively, such as through the University’s National Centre for Cyber Stalking Research (NCCR)
  • Developing CybHAPP through this partnership, a mobile application for gathering evidence regarding cyber harrasment and running CybAC, a community cyber awareness training course on online risks
  • Executing over 100 warrants since starting this strategy, making over 80 arrests and successfully safeguarding over 150 children

Richard Tilling, Detective Inspector, Bedfordshire Police (invited)

*Programme subject to change