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National Online Safety

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Aatif Sulleyman
Technology

Aatif Sulleyman

Experienced technology journalist and current Digital News and Features Editor at Trusted Reviews, who has written for a broad range of publications.
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Adrienne Katz
Online Bullying

Adrienne Katz

Award-winning cyberbullying expert with extensive experience in online safety training for schools.
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Aggi Doughty
- Teacher (UK Schools)

Aggi Doughty

Highly experienced careers consultant who has worked across a range of educational settings.
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Alan Martin
Technology

Alan Martin

Experienced technology journalist and former acting editor who has written for a number of major publications including WIRED, TechRader, Stuff and PC Pro.
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Alex Wright
Social Media

Alex Wright

Alex Wright is a former Facebook employee and social media expert with over 15 years’ experience working in digital media.
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Alistair Crawford
Other Courses

Alistair Crawford

Deputy SEND Lead for Whole School SEND (North & EMSYH) and specialist lead for Oak National Academy.
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Amanda Griffiths
Other Courses

Amanda Griffiths

Senior school leader with over 20 years’ experience in education driving improvement through CPD
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Amelia Jenkinson
Online Relationships

Amelia Jenkinson

CEO and co-founder of award-winning RSE organisation, Sexplain.
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Andrew Davis
Social Media

Andrew Davis

Social media expert with 20+ years’ experience working with organisations to improve their digital footprint.
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Andy Robertson
Gaming

Andy Robertson

Freelance family technology expert for the BBC. He runs the Family Gamer TV YouTube channel and contributes to a range of national media on the topic of video-games and family.
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Anna Bateman
Mental Health

Anna Bateman

Subject matter expert on mental health & wellbeing, who works in an advisory role for the DfE.
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Barry Collins
Technology

Barry Collins

Experienced IT journalist and technology expert who has written for various major UK publications.
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Carl Miller
Privacy & Security

Carl Miller

Co-founder of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at Demos, author, speaker and digital technology expert.
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Carly Page
Technology

Carly Page

Experienced technology journalist, editor and consultant who writes for Tes, Forbes, WIRED and TechRadar.
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Cherron Inko-Tariah MBE
Other Courses

Cherron Inko-Tariah MBE

Advisory friend to the Institute of Equality and Diversity Professionals, author and HR consultant.
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Chris Skinner

Chris Skinner

Senior Online Safety Consultant
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Christina Leath
- Designated Safeguarding Lead (UK Schools)

Christina Leath

Experienced Head of Safeguarding and subject matter expert on safeguarding children.
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Claire Woffenden
Technology

Claire Woffenden

Highly experienced technology journalist with over 20 years' experience specialising in consumer technology, including apps, websites, home computing and digital devices.
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Craig Pinkney
Social Media

Craig Pinkney

Criminologist, Urban Youth Specialist, Lecturer and leading UK specialist in responding to gangs and serious youth violence, including knife crime.
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Darren Finch
Other Courses

Darren Finch

Highly qualified serving member of the UK Fire Service with over 20 years’ senior level experience.
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David Ludlow
Technology

David Ludlow

Technology Journalist with Over 20 Years' Experience in publishing, writing reviews and tutorials on smart home, home appliance and consumer technology.
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Diana Blanchard
- Teacher (UK Schools)

Diana Blanchard

Secondary school leader with over 15 years' experience in education, who helped to develop NOS KS3 and KS4 Lesson Resources in line with DfE recommended guidance.
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Dr. Aaron Balick
Mental Health

Dr. Aaron Balick

Clinical psychotherapist and international speaker with extensive experience of working with schools.
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Dr. Claire Sutherland
Online Bullying

Dr. Claire Sutherland

Online safety consultant, educator and researcher with extensive experience of working with schools.
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Dr. Jamie Galpin
Other Courses

Dr. Jamie Galpin

Developmental Psychologist, nasen Education Officer and CPDL lead with 18 years’ experience in SEND
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Dr. Kai Adegbembo
Other Courses

Dr. Kai Adegbembo

Lecturer, retired police inspector and senior leader with extensive experience in risk management
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Dr. Rina Bajaj
Mental Health

Dr. Rina Bajaj

Rina is a counselling psychologist with almost 20 years’ experience in mental health, working with children, adolescents and adults.
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Emma Davis
Technology

Emma Davis

Cyber security expert and former ICT teacher with extensive knowledge and experience of managing how children access services and apps online.
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Fay Morris
Privacy & Security

Fay Morris

Online Safety Consultant with over 12 years' experience who co-created the Home Office guide for Teachers and other professionals to help young people understand online safety & bullying.
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Hazel Parkinson
Other Courses

Hazel Parkinson

Former county-drugs coordinator, DSL and pastoral manager with 20+ years’ senior leadership experience.
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Heather Cardwell
- Designated Safeguarding Lead (UK Schools)

Heather Cardwell

Senior leader & practising Online Safety Lead with extensive experience of implementing successful online safety policy in schools.
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Imran Awan
Other Courses

Imran Awan

Leading UK expert on safeguarding within the context of preventing & countering extremism.
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James Whelan
Other Courses

James Whelan

Chartered health and safety expert with extensive experience of delivering workplace training.
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Janet Cousins
Other Courses

Janet Cousins

Food safety course developer with over 25 years' experience in adult learning and food safety.
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Jodie Cook
Social Media

Jodie Cook

Social media expert and founder of JC Social Media, an award-winning team of social media managers and trainers.
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John E Dunn
Privacy & Security

John E Dunn

Hugely accomplished cybersecurity expert and co-founder of Techworld who has featured on BBC TV/radio and edited/written for Which Computing and Naked Security.
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John Insley
- Designated Safeguarding Lead (UK Schools)

John Insley

Senior Leader, practising e-Safety Lead and Head of IT and Computing with over 10 years’ teaching experience in secondary schools.
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John Rees
Online Relationships

John Rees

RSHE subject matter expert with over 25 years educational leadership experience
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Jonathan Taylor
Social Media

Jonathan Taylor

International online safety, social media and online grooming expert who previously worked as a Covert Internet Investigator with the Metropolitan Police for over 10 years.
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Karen Pilling
- SENDCo (UK Schools)

Karen Pilling

SEND expert and acting Deputy Head with an extensive background leading on SEN training in schools.
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Lorna Ponambalum
- Designated Safeguarding Lead (UK Schools)

Lorna Ponambalum

Senior leader and safeguarding consultant with over 15 years’ experience as a DSL in education.
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Maggie Parker
Mental Health

Maggie Parker

Chair of a Multi-Academy Trust and highly experienced educator supporting schools on SEND and working closely with the DfE.
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Mark Foster
Gaming

Mark Foster

Writer, presenter and current gaming editor for GAMINGbible, one of the biggest gaming news sites in the world.
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Mike Kenward
Gaming

Mike Kenward

Development Director at GamCare, operators of the National Gambling Helpline and the leading provider of information, advice and support for problem gambling.
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National Online Safety

National Online Safety

At National Online Safety, our mission is to make the internet a safer place for children by equipping school staff, parents and children with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers.
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Naureen Khalid
Other Courses

Naureen Khalid

Experienced school governor and chair of LGB with 10+ years’ experience working in school governance.
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Olly Lewis
Other Courses

Olly Lewis

Award-winning educator with 10+ years middle and senior leadership experience across various roles.
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Parven Kaur
Social Media

Parven Kaur

Social media expert and digital media consultant with extensive experience of working to improve digital literacy for parents and children.
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Pete Badh

Pete Badh

Experienced Content and Engagement Lead with over 10 years experience in research and analysis, working for both public sector and private sector organisations.
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Rebecca Jennings
School Webinars

Rebecca Jennings

Experienced author, trainer and broadcaster, specialising in age- and stage-appropriate relationship and sex education.
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Rhiannon Sawyer
Other Courses

Rhiannon Sawyer

Experienced safeguarding expert for the Children's Society working with vulnerable children.
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Robin Watts
Online Relationships

Robin Watts

International safeguarding expert and education consultant who has worked with schools worldwide.
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Samantha Kendall
Other Courses

Samantha Kendall

Highly qualified First Aider and Emergency Medical Technician with extensive front line experience.
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Stefan Fusenich
Other Courses

Stefan Fusenich

DfE Subject Learning Coach, lecturer and educator with extensive senior leadership experience
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Stephen Burnage
Other Courses

Stephen Burnage

Expert practitioner, consultant and trainer with 25+ years' experience teaching and leading schools.
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Steve Watts
Gaming

Steve Watts

founder of independent gambling charity GamFam and an experienced senior education professional.
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Tim Bridger
Privacy & Security

Tim Bridger

Senior Manager with 15 years’ experience in data and information governance, in various roles across the public and charitable sector.
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Tom Bennett
Other Courses

Tom Bennett

Lead behaviour advisor to the DfE, supporting policy on school behaviour, and founder of researchED.
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Vanessa Westhead
- Teacher (UK Schools)

Vanessa Westhead

Former primary school teacher with significant experience of creating and designing lesson plans for classroom-based environments.
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Will Taylor
Other Courses

Will Taylor

Highly qualified health and safety subject matter expert with 20 years’ health and safety experience.
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Yorkshire & Humber Regional Cyber Crime Unit (YHRCCU)
Privacy & Security

Yorkshire & Humber Regional Cyber Crime Unit (YHRCCU)

Work closely with the NCA to investigate and prevent cybercrime offences, both in the UK and abroad.
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