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June 19, 2014

The UK Council for Child Internet Safety – UKCCIS was established as a result of the Byron Review in 2008. 200 organisations from government, industry, law, charity and academia work in partnership to keep children

safe online.


These are the board members and it’s interesting to see which organisations are dedicated to improving the Internet for children and families. Our own Managing Director, Julia Bateson is now an Associate Member of UKCCIS.


UKCCIS Board members from autumn 2016

  • Sam Sharps, Government Affairs, UK & Ireland, Apple

  • Rose Durban, The Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS)

  • Alice Webb, Director, BBC Children’s and BBC North

  • David Austin, Chief Executive, British Board of Film Classification (BBFC)

  • Julian Ashworth, Chief Strategy Officer, BT

  • Jonny Gwynne, Director, Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) Command

  • Will Gardner, CEO, Childnet International

  • John Carr, Secretary, Children’s Charities’ Coalition on Internet Safety (CHIS)

  • Tessy Ojo, CEO, The Diana Award

  • Rishi Saha, Head of Public Policy, UK, Facebook

  • Katie O’Donovan, Public Policy and Government Relations Manager, Google

  • Garreth Cameron, Group Manager - Business & Industry, Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) - on call

  • Annie Mullins, Independent

  • Carolyn Bunting, General Manager, Internet Matters

  • Susie Hargreaves, CEO, Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)

  • Sonia Livingstone, Professor, London School Economics (LSE)

  • Hamish MacLeod, Director, MobileUK

  • Simon Bailey, lead for Child Protection & Abuse, National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC)

  • Eilis McDaniel, Northern Ireland Executive

  • Alan Wardle, Head of Corporate Affairs, NSPCC

  • Tony Close, Director Content Standards, Licensing and Enforcement, Ofcom

  • Simon Miller, Head of Public Affairs, O2/Telefonica

  • Vicki Shotbolt, CEO, ParentZoneTBC, Scottish Government

  • Adam Kinsley, Director of Policy,

  • SkyIain Wood, Public Affairs Manager, TalkTalk

  • Dr Richard Graham, Consultant Psychiatrist, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

  • Nick Pickles, Senior UK Public Policy Manager, Twitter

  • Jo Twist, CEO, UK Interactive Entertainment (UKIE)

  • Daniel Butler, Head of Public Affairs, Virgin Media

  • Graham Dunn, Senior Government Affairs Manager, Vodafone

  • Ruth Meadows, Welsh Assembly

It’s reassuring to know that this group exists.