David Wright



David is CEO at SWGfL and a 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 and nominated by UK Government as an expert to the Council of Europe Tech Facilitated Gender Based Violence committee.

David has presented at conferences nationally and internationally.  He is a member of 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.

David has led the creation of a number of Helplines that directly and indirectly support victims of online harm, perhaps most notably the Revenge Porn Helpline in 2015 that supports adults who are victims of non consensual intimate image (NCII) abuse.  Consequentially, David has overseen the development of StopNCII.org, the worlds first device side hashing technology that empowers adults who experience NCII to prevent their images being shared online.

David has led pioneering work, such as the development of multi award winning resources, and with Plymouth University, he has published a number of ground-breaking research reports.