David is CEO of the charity SWGfL and also Director UK Safer Internet Centre; the national awareness centre and part of the European Insafe network. David has worked extensively in online safety for over 20 years with children, schools and wider agencies. He advises a number of Governments, organisations and industry partners on online safety strategy and policy and has been appointed as an expert child online protection adviser to the UN ITU.
David has presented at conferences nationally and internationally. He is a member of the UK Council for Internet Safety and has recently been invited to be a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Coalition for Digital Safety. More recently he has supported the UN POP project, mapping how child obtain support online.
David has led pioneering work, such as the development of multi award winning resources, as well as the establishment of a number of helplines that support victims of online harm including the UK Revenge Porn Helpline as well as stopncii.org that supports any victim facing non-consensual intimate image abuse globally. With Plymouth University, he has published several ground-breaking research reports.