David Wright

Director UK Safer Internet Centre, SWGfL

David is Director UK Safer Internet Centre at SWGfL, working alongside partners Childnet and IWF.  The UK Safer Internet Centre is the national awareness centre and forms part of the European Commission’s, Safer Internet Programme.  He has worked extensively in the area of online safety for many years not only with children, schools and wider communities but also with partner agencies such as the Police and social work, as well as Government and Ofsted. David has presented at online safety conferences both nationally and internationally and chairs the National Education Network Safeguarding Group in the UK and is an active member of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety.  

Through SWGfL, David has lead pioneering work, such as the development of BOOST (http://boost.swgfl.org.uk), the multi award winning 360 degree safe (www.360safe.org.uk), e Safety Live and together with the University of Plymouth, has published a number of ground-breaking UK reports (including Sexting (2009, 2012) and e Safety in Schools (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014).

Recently written by David


UK Safer Internet Centre - Working to Make the Internet a Better Place

David Wright, Director of UK Safer Internet Centre at South West Grid for Learning, breaks down the three main functions of the organization, and how they can help you stay safe online.