expert advisory panel

Our Expert Advisory Panel (EAP) is made up of a select number of respected online safety experts who specialise in protecting children and families online.

The EAP advises on a range of issues and helps us to ensure that we provide the best and most relevant  information and resources. The EAP includes representatives from CEOP, the NSPCC, and Childnet. All of our EAP are members of UKCCIS, the UK Council for Child Internet Safety.

Tony Stower

Tony Stower is Public Affairs Manager at the NSPCC. He is responsible for overseeing the development and delivery of the charity’s political work, including all engagement with parliamentarians and policymakers. He also leads the NSPCC public affairs work on online safety, including successful campaigns on blocking access to websites which display pornography to children and on a wider government strategy for children’s safety online.

David Miles

David Miles is Policy Director at the BBFC where he is the principal adviser on policy and public affairs to the Chief Executive. He is responsible for coordinating the BBFC’s policy work and managing and leading on its public affairs effort. The role is also responsible for managing the BBFC’s research, communications and education programmes.

Emma Bond

Professor Emma Bond is Director of Research and Head of the Graduate School at the University of Suffolk. She is a Professor of Socio-Technical Research and has 17 years of university teaching and research experience. She was the leading expert in the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) publication on specifications and guidelines for service providers on the provision of information services to young children.

John Carr

John Carr is one of the world’s leading authorities on children and young people’s use of the internet and associated new technologies. He is currently a Senior Expert Adviser to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and has previously been an Expert Adviser to the European Union.

Lauren Seager-Smith

Lauren Seager-Smith is CEO of Kidscape – a UK charity committed to keeping children safe from harm or abuse. Lauren has many years experience providing expertise and guidance relating to all forms of bullying and has a background providing education advocacy.

Marie Smith 

Marie Smith is Head of Education – CEOP Command, NCA. Preventing children’s exposure and reducing their vulnerability to harm online is a key strategic aim of the National Crime Agency’s child protection command CEOP.

Will Gardner

Will Gardner is the CEO of Childnet International and a Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre. Will has led the development of Childnet’s range of award-winning internet safety materials aimed at children, parents and carers, and teachers and schools and is responsible for organising Safer Internet Day in the UK.

Jonathan Baggaley 

Jonathan Baggaley is chief executive of the PSHE Association and the former Head of Education at CEOP. He was responsible for the delivery of CEOP’s award-winning Thinkuknow online safety programme for young people, parents, carers, and educators.

Martha Evans

Martha leads the work of the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA), supporting its members in all aspects of bullying prevention and response. She also coordinates Anti-Bullying Week each November. She’s worked at NCB for over seven years and was previously part of the Council for Disabled Children (CDC) team.

Pamela Park

Pamela Park is Deputy Chief Executive of Family Lives. She is responsible for the work of the organisation’s Fundraising, Training and Engagement Teams and the CANparent quality mark.

Emily Cherry

Working for 20 years in the children’s sector, with a focus on the most vulnerable children. Emily has a practice background in safeguarding and advocacy, particularly in Young Offenders Institutes, New Travellers, children in care and child mental health.

Emily has research interests in participation, rights, criminology and social policy, as a guest lecturer at Bristol University since 2005. Emily has recently moved to the UK largest children’s charity Barnardo’s to lead the policy, public affairs, and campaigning team. She is a Trustee of Music in Detention and lives near Cambridge with her primary teacher husband and two small children.