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.

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John Carr

Online Safety Expert

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.

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Lauren Seager-Smith

CEO, Kidscape

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.

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Marie Smith

Head of Education

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.

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Jonathan Baggaley

Chief Executive, PSHE Association

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.

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Tony Stower

Public Affairs Manager, NSPCC

Tony Stower 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.

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Martha Evans

Director, Anti-Bullying Alliance

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.

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Pamela Park

Deputy Chief Executive, Family Lives

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. Pamela joined Family Lives in 2012, having served as Chief Executive of Parenting UK since September 2008.

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Will Gardner

CEO of Childnet International and Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre

Will Gardner 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.

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Steve Bailey

National Programme Development Manager: Child Sexual Abuse, Barnardo’s