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David Wright, Director, UK Safer Internet Centre, SWGfL (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

Sean Sutton, Head of Safeguarding, National Crime Agency (NCA) (CONFIRMED)

  • Releasing the 2019 Online Harms White Paper to minimise the range of dangers posed by internet usage for both children and adults
  • Understanding the implications of the White Paper for schools, local authorities, police and the wider community
  • Outlining updated legal duties to support children and adults in the online world


Margot James MP, Minister of State for Digital (DCMS) (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, CEO, Childnet International and Director, UK Safer Internet Centre (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)

  • Providing an overview of the latest patterns and trends regarding online child sexual abuse
  • Presenting Internet Watch Foundation research into self generated child sexual abuse
  • Showing the campaign IWF are carrying out with the Home Office to deter young men from viewing child sexual abuse

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)

  • Working in partnership between Wiltshire Police and the Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust to launch an Online Safety Initiative ‘Stay Safe Online’ to increase awareness of online harms
  • Training volunteers at Wiltshire Police to deliver training courses across homes in Swindon and Wiltshire to vulnerable groups, such as young people, the elderly and those with learning disabilities
  • Ensuring advice is updated on a regular basis to keep pace with the ever-evolving online crimes, whilst signposting to latest resources to maximise safety
  • Providing direct online safety services for over 20 years through this partnership, providing talks to community groups across Swindon and Wiltshire

Gemma Vinton, Detective Inspector Wiltshire Police (CONFIRMED)
Tamas Kiss, Stay Safe Online Volunteer Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust (CONFIRMED)

  • Understanding what the 2019 Online Harms White Paper means for schools in terms of protecting schoolchildren from a range of online harms
  • Updating guidance to schools in the White Paper on sexting, healthy online relationships, cyberbullying, evaluating online safety provision and initial teacher training to up-skill teachers in online safety
  • Setting up an ‘online safety working group’ at the Department for Education to advise schools more closely on how to keep pupils safe online
  • Updating the Keeping Children Safe in Education Statutory Guidance in September 2018 to place a greater emphasis on online safety measures that schools have a legal duty to follow to ensure that they are safeguarding children effectively

Nadhim Zahawi MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families (Department for Education) (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


  • Building a unique ‘safer schools partnership’ through the police force’s Children and Young People Strategy, which educates and informs children on online dangers and crimes
  • Providing bespoke presentations looking at how social media can be used carefully, stressing that children must be aware of who they are communicating online with and giving advice on how to report online dangers to the police force
  • Producing a short film looking at the issues associated with putting personal information online and the criminal dangers to can come from this
  • Drawing attention to parents on what is App-propriate, which encourages parents and carers to look at whether apps, such as social media usage on phones, are safe to use
  • Publishing a unique series of guides which aim to tackle a range of online harms, such as online grooming, exploitation and bullying

Natalie Lake, Youth Engagement and Safer Schools Officer - Community Safety Department, Norfolk Constabulary (CONFIRMED)
PC Jackie Armstrong, Safer Schools Partnership Officer, Norfolk Constabulary (CONFIRMED)

Michael Bell, Team Leader – Teacher Regulation, School Safeguarding and Safety Team, Department for Education will be joining other speakers for this panel-style session.

*Programme subject to change