Online Safety Consultant – UK Safer Internet Centre
Peter was a Modern Foreign Languages teacher and Assistant Headteacher for 29 years with responsibility for student welfare in a UK school. He had overall pastoral responsibility in the school and was the designated Child Protection Officer. As a result of Peter’s increasing focus on internet safety he was invited to provide consultancy to the South West Grid for Learning and then, subsequently, to the UK Safer Internet Centre. Peter then left his teaching post in 2009 in order to develop training and resources in protecting children in the online world and is now widely known as a key note speaker and trainer. He addresses regional and national conferences and delivers workshops about the online world and its impact on the development of children and young people.
Peter’s main work is in schools, academies and FE and HE institutions and he delivers education about online activity and safety to pupils, students, staff and parents. His main passion is the work he undertakes with children and young people involving assemblies, classroom sessions, small group work, peer-led sessions and workshops. As a secondary trained teacher Peter admits that working with children and young people, from aged 4 up to 19, about the online world, makes him feel excited, inspired, sometimes frightened, and always ancient!