Steve is an online safety consultant with the UK Safer Internet Centre. A retired police officer from Devon and Cornwall Police with 25 years of policing experience in various roles and with a background in digital technology and social media. Steve joined the South West Grid for Learning and the UK Safer Internet Centre 5 years ago on attachment from the police as their Digital Engagement Officer and Law Enforcement Link and now is part of their online safety team.
Steve’s primary role was supporting two national helplines and a school alerting system that helps both professionals and victims who have online safety problems, liaising and assisting law enforcement agencies both nationally and internationally.
In addition Steve also supports the delivery of the UK Safer Internet Centres outreach program. He delivers training and awareness sessions to Professionals, Schools, Parents and Children and Young People around all aspects of online safety and technology.
He delivers a Police Specific Training course on online safety and technology to officers used by forces including initial recruit training, investigators courses, special constabulary, command and control staff and others within the policing family.
Steve also holds the portfolio for the UK Safer Internet Centre around Online Extremism and Radicalisation. He has delivered awareness session both nationally to various groups and government departments, including the Home Office as well as internationally at conferences.
Steve is also the managing director of Inspiring Joe. A company created to empower and educate people and businesses to use the internet to its full potential safely and productively.
Who we are…
We are an association of individuals who specialise in the complex and evolving area of online safety. We are passionate about working with schools and other organisations to deliver impactful online safety education and support to children, young people, professionals and adults of all ages. We combine our knowledge, experience and skillsets working to a specific set of values and a code of conduct which ensures that the child is at the centre of everything we do to help keep children safer online.
Our primary purpose is to ensure the delivery of high quality education, advice and support to all schools around online safety – keeping children safer online.